Trademark Searches

Trademark registrability search

If you are planning to file a trademark application we would recommend that you have a trademark search carried out first in order to obtain an indication of whether there are any third party trademarks that might conflict with your application and so whether your trademark application is likely to be allowed.

Baxter IP offers two main types of trademark searches:

  • Trademark Registrations Search involves searching IP Australia’s trademarks database and International trademark registrations in the relevant classes
  • Full Availability Search additionally involves searching a variety of different sources to attempt to locate any relevant unregistered trademarks

Strategic trademark searches

Trademark searching may be conducted for strategic business purposes, such as to:

  • Highlight industry trends
  • Identify competitor initiatives
  • Assess the value of a trademark portfolio
  • Identify potential infringers