Availability search before a trademark or design is used.
You would like to start using a trademark or a trade designation? You might infringe earlier rights of third parties. According to applicable case law you are therefore obliged to carry out an availability search before you start using the trademark or designation.
We will research for you whether the sign you are planning to use is available. We will give you a clear assessment of risks and help you to make a commercially viable decision.
In the case of a conflict we will support you in finding a solution – for example through agreements with the proprietors of earlier rights. Or by contesting their rights.
In this process we will always bear your entrepreneurial personality in mind and your individual attitude to taking risks within a commercially reasonable scope.