Before commencing any use of a proposed trade mark in Australia, a comprehensive availability search should be conducted.
Such searches are critical for brand owners as they will help to identify potential obstacles to registration of the proposed trade mark. An availability search will also ensure that use of the proposed mark does not risk infringing the intellectual property rights of others.
Shelston IP offer a comprehensive search and clearance service in Australia and New Zealand. Through our firm’s network of foreign associates, we can also provide comprehensive searches throughout most major markets including North America, European Union, United Kingdom, China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
Our firm has a dedicated team of experienced in-house searchers who specialise in identifying potential infringement risks and obstacles to the safe use and registration of proposed trade marks.
Our clients receive a comprehensive search report including strategic advice tailored to reduce any risks associated with the use and registration of the proposed mark.