How to search for trade marks?

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European IPR Helpdesk published brief instructions on how to conduct a trademark search for prior rights. The paper gives insights into the way in which we can identify the goods and services for the relevant mark will be valid, and how to use the trademark databases such as TMView, Madrid Monitor and Global Brand Database.

Conduction a trademark search is one of the first and crucial steps in the trademark registration process which prevents any new potential mark owner to be accused of IPRs infringement.

More information here.