Searching and monitoring will identify existing third-party rights that may impinge upon freedom-to-operate and pose an infringement risk. This can help you decide whether action is required to prevent a third-party from obtaining rights that may be a barrier to commercial activity and identify opportunities for innovation. What’s more, it will provide insight into the patent filing trends of competitors and identify white space around their activity.
When it comes to trade marks and other brand elements, searching is a crucial aspect of intellectual property strategy and risk management. Searches ensure the path is clear for new brand launches or the expansion of existing brands to new markets. HGF’s trade mark team has decades of experience in devising and implementing search projects large and small, utilising the latest data sources and technology and blending this with first class analysis and advice.
We offer flexible, tailored search solutions for searching and competitor monitoring. Our reports are clear and pragmatic, clearly highlight any risks and, where appropriate, advise on ways to overcome or mitigate those risks.
We’ve built our business by recruiting and developing specialists, not generalists. When it comes to protecting your ideas and business, you want to know you’re working with the best – people who truly understand your sector and the potential of your IP.
HGF’s team has searching & competitor monitoring professionals from an array of academic backgrounds. Our team-based approach ensures our clients benefit from the very best strategic advice from people who understand not only the legal environment, but also the practical and theoretical side of their business.
On the 23rd April, WIPO announced it was launching a specific search platform to aid researchers in searching for inventions that could be helpful in the current Covid-19 pandemic. The search platform is …Read article