Trademark Searches

A top team of investigators

Our trademark search department has many years of experience in the area of trademark searching and monitoring for trademark collisions. Our search reports contain a short summary of all of the trademarks identified as well as detailed information on those which are most relevant (application and registration data, applicant/proprietor, representative, legal status, list of goods and services, history). The most important search results are detailed at the beginning of the report.

Standard service packages and costs

We provide the following standard service packages at a flat rate. The processing time for searches is generally around three to five working days. We are also happy to discuss other desired search areas such as images, domains, companies, pharma-in-use or titles with you.

GERMANY

Search for identical intellectual property rights with protection in Germany. The following search services are included in an identity search for Germany:span>

  • Searching the register of DE, EU and IR trademarks with the designation DE and/or EU
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €150.00 plus 19% VAT  (if applicable)

EUROPE

Search for identical intellectual property rights with protection in Europe. The following search services are included in an identity search for Europe:

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states as well as CH NO AD AL BA GI GS IS JY KO LI MC MD ME MK RS, EU and IR trademarks with designations in the national registers searched
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €200.00 plus 19% VAT (if applicable)

WORLDWIDE

Search for identical intellectual property rights with worldwide protection. The following search services are included in a worldwide identity search:

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states, EUIPO and WIPO as well as all globally available trademark registers (currently this stands at over 190 countries)
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €250.00 plus 19% VAT (if applicable)

GERMANY

Search for identical and similar intellectual property rights with protection in Germany. The following search services are included in a similarity search for Germany:

  • Searching the register of DE, EU and IR trademarks with the designation DE and/or EU
  • Search for identity in all Nice classes, for similarity in up to 5 Nice classes
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €380.00 plus 19% VAT

Class surcharge for the 6th and each further Nice class: €30.00 per class plus 19% VAT (where applicable)

DACH

Search for identical and similar intellectual property rights with protection in Germany, Austria and Switzerland:

  • Searching the register of DE/AT/CH as well as EU and IR trademarks with the designation DE/AT/CH and/or EU
  • Search for identity in all Nice classes, for similarity in up to 5 Nice classes
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €500.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

Class surcharge for the 6th and each further Nice class: €40.00 per class plus 19% VAT (where applicable) 19% VAT

EUROPE

Search for identical and similar intellectual property rights with protection in Europe.

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states as well as CH NO AD AL BA GI GS IS JY KO LI MC MD ME MK RS, EU and IR trademarks with designations in the national registers searched
  • Search for identity in all Nice classes, for similarity in up to 5 Nice classes
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €900.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

Class surcharge for the 6th and each further Nice class: €80.00 per class plus 19% VAT (where applicable)

EUROPE + 5 COUNTRIES OF YOUR CHOICE

Search for identical and similar intellectual property rights with protection in Europe and up to five further selected trademark registers:

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states as well as CH NO AD AL BA GI GS IS JY KO LI MC MD ME MK RS, EU and IR trademarks with designations in the national registers searched as well as in up to five further selected trademark registers
  • Search for identity in all Nice classes, for similarity in up to 5 Nice classes
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €1,150.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

Class surcharge for the 6th and each further Nice class: €95.00 per class plus 19% VAT (where applicable)

WORLDWIDE

Search for identical and similar intellectual property rights with worldwide protection.

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states, EUIPO and WIPO as well as all globally available registers (currently this stands at over 190 countries)li>
  • Search for identity in all Nice classes, for similarity in up to 5 Nice classes
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Search for identical articles of works in Germany (only for searches in Nice classes 09, 16 and 41)
  • Short internet search of trademarks used in Germany

Fee without legal evaluation: €1,500.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

Class surcharge for the 6th and each further Nice class: €150.00 per class plus 19% VAT (where applicable)

GERMANY

Searching for the trademark rights of an applicant/proprietor within Germany:

  • Searching the register of DE, EU and IR trademarks with the designation DE and/or EU
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Google web-in-use search

Fee without legal evaluation: €150.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

EUROPA

Searching for the trademark rights of an applicant/proprietor within Europe:

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states as well as CH NO AD AL BA GI GS IS JY KO LI MC MD ME MK RS, EU and IR trademarks with designations in the national registers searched and/or the EU
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Google web-in-use search

Fee without legal evaluation: €200.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

WORLDWIDE

Searching for the trademark rights of an applicant/proprietor worldwide:

  • Searching the national registers of the 28 EU member states, EUIPO and WIPO as well as all globally available registers (currently this stands at over 190 countries)
  • Search for identical domain names
  • Search for identical company names in Germany
  • Google web-in-use search

Fee without legal evaluation: €250.00 plus 19% VAT(where applicable)

What can we do for you?

Please call us on +49 221 91652 211 or fill out our contact form.

Our strengths for your benefit

Thanks to regular participation in advanced training courses, our trademark search team is constantly deepening their knowledge and trademark-related legal expertise such to be able to identify all relevant trademarks through the use of highly optimized search strategies. Over the past five years, our team has successfully completed over 2,000 trademark similarity searches.

Legal evaluation (optional)

We are happy to offer you a short legal evaluation of the search results so that you can judge whether or not it is worthwhile to proceed with the application of the trademark. We will personally discuss the extent of the evaluation and associated costs of this additional service with you.