Someone else may own rights in the signs, inventions, designs, … you want to put on the market. This could lead to huge issues. Not just at the start of your projects, but even years down the line.
It is therefore essential to check the availability before entering the market. Jazz.legal offers the following services:
- Trademark availability searches
- Freedom-to-operate examinations for patents
- Design availability searches
Trademark availability searches
Before entering the market and before filing trademark applications, you should check the trademark registers to assure that there are no earlier similar trademarks. A trademark availability search looks for and analyses similar trademarks in the desired region, for the desired products and services.
Jazz.legal provides two options for trademark availability searches:
Freedom-to-operate examinations for patents
Before investing in a patent application for an invention and before putting it on the market, it is essential to research that no earlier patents exist. We research this in a so called Freedom-to-operate search.
An FTO not only determines the availability of an invention, it also informs you about future innovation opportunities within a certain field of industry.
Contact us for an FTO cost estimate.
Design availability searches
Before entering the market and before filing design applications, you should check the design registers to assure that there are no earlier similar designs.
In a design availability search, jazz.legal will search the desired design registers for earlier registered and published designs. You will receive a report showing all relevant designs, with a conclusion on the availability of your desired design.
The cost of such a design availability search will depend mostly on the product category.