Have certainty with a free name search
You have invested a lot of time, money and energy in your brand. Suppose when you apply for your trademark, a third-party objects. If this objection holds, you can no longer use your trademark. Suddenly you have to develop a new brand and modify your marketing campaign. In other words: you are stuck with a lot of extra costs.
By having a trademark search executed on time, you will know in advance if your trademark has already been registered or applied for by other parties. This way you can properly assess the chances of success of your trademark and prevent unnecessary registration costs and conflicts.
A Google search is not enough
Searching your name on Google provides some information, but this is far from a complete search. By relying on a Google search alone, you risk jumping to conclusions. Why? Because sometimes a new trademark is not online yet or other times a trademark registration covers more products or countries in practice than you can find online. In short, the internet does not provide a complete answer. On the other hand, trademark searches executed by professionals do.
At Merk-Echt, we know a trademark search is vital, so we offer a free identical name search for each Benelux or EU trademark application.
Our legal counselors have searched over 40,000 names, and over 18,000 of those went on to become real trademarks ®.
Different kinds of trademark searches
There are different kinds of trademark searches. You can choose between an identical, extensive or full name search. There is also the possibility of a logo (device mark) search.
Examine for free if your trademark can be registered
Apply for a free name search today and get a risk analysis with legal advice and an offer without any obligations. This way you will know if your trade name or product name can (still) be registered as a trademark and what the costs are, should you choose to apply for your trademark.