At worst, the risks involved in the trademark registration procedure include being prevented from protecting your own mark. The use of marks involves risks as well – you may need to amend your mark or some countries may forbid its use.
To minimize the risks, we recommend that a trademark preliminary examination is carried out before beginning to use a mark. The purpose of the examination is to find the previously protected similar marks or business names associated with similar products or services. We recommend conducting the examination also before entering a mark already in use in new countries or protecting it in them.
Our preliminary examination determines the products, services and countries for the use of a mark. It further estimates the possible new products and services available for the mark within the next 5-10 years. The examination also reveals any supplementary products or services associated with your products and services that should be protected. Our written preliminary examination report also includes a recommendation for further actions.
Our preliminary examinations for trademarks provide valuable information regarding the risks related to the registration and use of a mark. Preliminary examination helps to discard the marks with significant risks regarding use or registration. Especially when determining the product and service range as well as the form for a trademark to be registered, the information provided by the preliminary examination is particularly valuable.
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