14
Oct/02

Cherchez les Marques (a little)


We have now added France to the MetaSearch.  Unfortunately, France only seems to provide the name of the mark for free – you need to pay to get registrant’s name, reg. number, etc.  We provide the URL of France’s trademark office if you need the extra data.

This brings us to 9 registries in the international trademark metasearch – U.S., Canada, U.K CTM, Madrid, Hungary, Finland, France and Japan.

A reminder about searching – dead hit searching is a useful tool but is not a substitute for a
“full” search (especially where protectable rights arise through use).  Also searches should be evaluated by qualified counsel (which might be you).

Also, the metasearch is only as accurate and fast as the underlying government searches.

 

 

 

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