Enlightened Foreign Trademark Searching
INTA 2008 Roundtable Series
by Michael Ratoza
Speech Category Intellectual Property
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
12:00PM - 1:00PM
I. Devising an Appropriate Search Strategy
A. What is the purpose of the search?
B. What should be the geographic scope of the search?
C. What type of search should be used?
II. Screening Searches
A. Supra-National and Regional Databases
B. National Databases. See USPTO Website for list of foreign IP databases, free databases subscription only databases power of search engines.
C. Administrative Databases.
III. Clearance Searches
A. Search firms
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