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What is a Comprehensive Trademark Search?

A comprehensive search identifies all those who might have rights to oppose a trademark application or have grounds for cancellatiion of the registraion subsequently. This includes those with trademarks registered in the relevant nataional and supranational registries and those with common law rights. Searches can cover many databases and consider aural, visual and and conceptual similaroty. Those new to trademarks searching on a national registry are likely to miss relevant trademarks and rights, as trademark law is complicated.

Updated on 23rd November 2020

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