A trade mark may be refused registration where an earlier identical or confusingly similar mark already exists. Our standard service includes a search of the relevant registers for earlier registered identical trade marks. This free search is provided to help an applicant avoid filing an application that is likely to be refused.
It is important to appreciate that trade mark applications may also be refused following successful opposition by the owner of an earlier similar mark that is likely to cause confusion among consumers.
Our identical search will not disclose those trade marks. We are able to provide commercial trade mark searches for similar marks. Prices depend on the number of classes covered, whether the mark is a word or logo and what territories are to be searched. We are happy to provide quotes to meet your requirements.