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Trademark Databases (Free)

tm-databasesRecommended Databases for Trademark Searches

WIPO Global Brand Database: Search the Global Brand Database before filing a trademark application, or to simply browse marks in markets of interest to you. The Global Brand Database is your gateway to more wipo-logothan 27,660,000 records from 35 national and international collections, and the first step in researching whether a mark similar or identical to yours already exists. Perform a trademark search by text or image in brand data from multiple national and international sources, including trademarks, appellations of origin and official emblems.

: The TMview database contains information from all of the EU national IP tmview-logooffices, the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and a number of international partner offices outside the EU on trade mark applications and registered marks. A trade mark applied for or registered at national level before yours could pose a threat to your application.

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Patent Databases (Free)

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  • ESPACENET: Searchable database comprising more than 90 million patent documents from around the worldepo-logo – Provided by the European Patent Office


  • PATENTSCOPE: Search 58 million patent documents including 3 million published wipo-logointernational patent applications (PCT) – Provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization


  • GOOGLE  PATENTS: Includes over 87 million patent publications from 17 patent offices around the world, as
    well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books.New ideas are often published either as patent applications or in academic journals. If you google-patents-logoare searching for prior art to a patent application, it is critical in many fields to also search for non-patent literature to get a complete view of the state of the art.To make prior art searching easier, Google Patents includes a copy of the technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books. These documents have been machine-classified using the Cooperative Patent Classification scheme commonly used in patent searching to make finding documents easier.

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