Trademark similarity searches

Would you like to use an identifier, logo, or name in business transactions? Do you perhaps want to have trademark protection? To avoid problems with third parties and collecting expensive warning notices, we recommend conducting searches before using an identifier to determine if there are already registered trademarks that are identical or similar. Because, you do not have to necessarily use the trademark in an identical manner in order to infringe upon the trademark. Usually, a certain amount of similarity is all that is needed to justify the likelihood of confusion. 

A similarity search in the countries in question can determine any potential risk of conflicts in advance and avoid or neutralize them. For this reason, we recommend conducting such a similarity search basically before registering a trademark but also before founding a company with regard to the company name. 

What we offer

We will conduct searches for you in the relevant trademark registers and give you a legal estimate of any risks from the trademarks searched. Therefore, you will have the possibility of heading off potential problems and avoiding opposition proceedings or warning notices due to trademark infringements.

Scope of service

  • Searches for similar trademarks contained in the registers of the relevant trademark offices
  • Searches for similar trademarks contained in the registers of the relevant trademark offices
  • Provision of the search results along with all of the relevant register information
  • Evaluation and legal estimates of the hits found
  • If necessary, recommendations with respect to a planned trademark registration

Costs

We can offer you similarity searches for word marks or word/figurative marks (only the word component) at attractive lump-sum prices.

For example:

Flag of GermanyGermany

Identical searches only:  Austria, Bulgaria, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, South Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Morocco, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the US.

Identical and similarity searches: Germany, the EU (EU trademarks), WIPO (contracting state Germany)

€390.00 plus VAT. (€464.10 incl. VAT) without class limitation

 

Flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Identical search only:  Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, South Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Morocco, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the US.

Identical and similarity searches: Switzerland, WIPO (contracting state Switzerland)

€390.00 plus VAT. (€464.10 incl. VAT) without class limitation

 

Flag of AustriaAustria

Identical search only:  Germany, Bulgaria, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, South Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Morocco, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the US.

Identical and similarity searches: Austria, the EU (EU trademarks), WIPO (contracting state Austria)

€390.00 plus VAT. (€464.10 incl. VAT) without class limitation

 

D-A-CH Searches in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Combination of searches for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

€490.00, plus VAT (€583.10 incl. VAT) without class limitation

 

Flag of the European UnionEU 28

Identical search only:  Iceland, South Korea, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the US.

Identical and similarity searches: Germany, EU (EU trademarks), WIPO (all contracting states), Austria, Bulgaria, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, and Slovakia.

€1990.00, plus VAT. (€2368.10, incl. VAT) without class limitation

 

Furthermore, we can provide you with searches for almost any country. We can also perform searches for other types of marks such as figurative marks. We would be happy to provide you with our current price list or create a quote for you at no obligation.

Artikel als PDF speichern

Clemens Pfitzer

Attorney . Partner
Fachanwalt für:
Intellectual Property Law
IT Law
+49 711 41019072

Dr. Markus Wekwerth

Attorney . Partner
Fachanwalt für:
Intellectual Property
+49 711 41019074

Christopher A. Wolf, MBA

Attorney . Partner
Fachanwalt für:
Intellectual Property
Copyright and Media Law
+49 711 41019073