Trademarks

Preliminary Trademark search

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TM Cloud Pre Search

TM Cloud Pre Search A preliminary trademark search or knock out search is frequently used in an effort to avoid ordering expensive clearance searches when there are obvious impediments such as pre-existing registrations. A quick search of the trademark office databases in relevant jurisdictions may be enough to rule out a proposed mark. The TMCloud […]

Trademarks

How to find the status of Madrid Protocol designations

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Status of Madrid Protocol designations

The Madrid Monitor provides a wealth of information about WIPO International registrations and their national designations, but there is one critical omission. All other online national trademark databases have a dedicated field for the status (pending, registered, or dead) of each trademark but the status of Madrid Protocol designations is missing from the Madrid Monitor. […]