Availability search

Would you like to register a design or a new appearance of a product? If so, it’s a good idea to carry out an availability search beforehand to make sure your design is eligible for registration. NLO Shieldmark can carry out an availability search to uncover identical or similar designs that have already been registered, for example in the Benelux register or the European register.  

 

Would you like to register a design or a new appearance of a product? If so, it’s a good idea to carry out an availability search beforehand to make sure your design is eligible for registration. NLO Shieldmark can carry out an availability search to uncover identical or similar designs that have already been registered, for example in the Benelux register or the European register.  

 

Search service features

An official design search for previous registrations of conflicting designs is often not carried out during the registration procedure for a design. Furthermore, pending registration applications cannot be searched because they have not been made public.

 

An availability search for a design can nonetheless be carried out based on an image or picture. An availability search can also be carried out for earlier design registrations in the name of a specific design holder.

 

Search findings

By performing a design availability search, you will gain insight into the registration behaviour of your competitors. Furthermore, an availability search often provides a good indication of the existing designs in a certain market or segment.

 

Contact

Would you like to register a product or a design? If so, an availability search is definitely recommended. Feel free to contact us now for more information.

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Fake invoices

Fake invoices are unfortunately a well known problem among trademark owners. A fake invoice is a misleading invoice (or letter) which reffers to a trademark, design, patent or patent application. A payment is requested for a publication in a register or to extend the validity of a registration.They use names like Worldwide database or Trademarks and Patents, Euro IP Register, International Patent & Trademark Database.

 

More information and examples of fake invoices

 

Our advice: don't pay. Please contact us is you have any doubts.

NLO Shieldmark wins Award ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’

NLO Shieldmark is proud to have been voted ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’ by the highly respected Managing IP magazine. The award was presented on Thursday 10 March 2016 in London.

 

We wish to thank our clients and fellow professionals for their positive feedback and for believing in our quality and service.