Searching & Clearance

Knowing what others are doing in your field is important when you are looking to protect a new product or service or you want to launch something new onto the market.

We can carry out a variety of different searches covering patents, trade marks or designs and advise you on the implications of the results.  We can even monitor specific competitors, for example by keeping an on-going watch on what protection they are seeking worldwide.  With these results we can work with you and your design team and advise you on how to avoid infringing the rights of others.

Should you have to defend your rights or if you are accused of infringing the rights of others, we can help.  Wherever we can we will represent you directly.  Alternatively, we can draw on a network of other firms of professionals and work with them as a team.