Searches are a vital part of selecting a design. A thorough search of the local Trade Mark Register must be undertaken before a proposed Design can be registered. The purpose of this process is to determine the commercial and legal risk of infringing the intellectual property rights of a third party and/or to identify any other obstacles you may encounter in attempting to register your design.

We conduct a full design searching and clearance service and our design specialists will provide a comprehensive report outlining any obstacles to the use or registration of a design including a discussion of relevant prior conflicting marks and provide a strategy to reduce or address any risks so that you can make important business decisions in confidence.