Hargreaves Elsworth

Search & Watching Services


Patents

We have online searching facilities in-house and are able to carry out patent searches to advise on the patentability of inventions.

We can also set up patent watches to keep an eye on competitor patent applications or applications in a particular area of technology.


Trade Marks

We can carry out UK, Europe and worldwide clearance searches to advise you if a particular trade mark is available for you to use or register.

We can also set up trade mark watching services of the UK, Community and International trade mark Registers to monitor applications by third parties to register marks which are similar to your own trade marks. If any competing applications are identified we can then advise on opposition.

Competitor trade mark watching services are also available. Identification of new trade mark filings may give clues about strategic directions and new product lines.


Company Name Watches

From 1 October 2008 trade mark owners are able to raise a dispute with the Company Names Adjudicator when a possible conflicting company name has been registered by a third party. A company name watching service monitors new incorporations and changes of company names on the Companies House Register which covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Please contact us for more information any searching or watching services you are interested in.


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