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We have developed an in-house search department because we know our highly skilled professionals will provide the quality of service we want, to ensure we deliver to our clients, no matter which service is being used.

The team provides searches on assignee, inventor, patent/application number, or on subject matter, either by keyword or classification codes. Patent searches are undertaken using either publicly available databases, such as those found online at the UK, EPO, WIPO, USPTO, and JP Patent Office websites, or subscription based commercial databases, such as Minesoft’s PatBase, Thompson’s World Patent Index, or INPADOC. The team also provides trade mark clearance searches, including full clearance searches in the UK and identical searches worldwide. Trade mark searches are undertaken using either publicly available databases, such as those found online at the UK, EUIPO and WIPO websites or via subscription-based commercial databases, such as Marquesa, Saegis, Corsearch, and Thomson Compumark.

Watching services are also carried out by an in-house team and a full list of watching services is available on request. However, regular patent watches by name of assignee, patent/application number, or subject matter are undertaken and generally cover UK, EP and PCT patents designating the UK. Patent watches can be tailored for frequency and country coverage to match our clients’ criteria. Trade mark watches for words, devices and owners are also undertaken. These watches can cover single countries, regional areas or be carried out worldwide. Again these watches can be tailored to match client preferences including reporting methods.