Substantial investments in production, advertising and marketing are required in order to launch a trademark on the market. This includes a thorough and efficient search before the launch and the protection of your trademark. Our trademark attorneys will give you expert advice on the trademarks that will pass the admissibility test. Then, depending on your specific situation, they will be able to advise you on the searches required for the chosen trademark. Searches can be carried out for identical trademarks, for example for the Benelux or Europe, or on a worldwide scale. Searches can also be carried out for the availability of a trademark in the Benelux and for any required country beyond.
However, other earlier rights may also cause a problem for the use and protection of a trademark, such as trade name rights, design rights and copyright. Depending on the specific situation, searches will have to be carried out for earlier, similar trade names or designs, or searches for the existence of copyright claims and the availability of domain names.
On the basis of the search results, our trademark attorneys can give you targeted advice on whether the filing of your trademark will cause insurmountable difficulties or has a good chance of success. A report on the abovementioned searches can normally be produced within around one week, but in urgent cases the result can be delivered in one or two days.