IP Searches & Watching

Being aware of what your competitors are doing is vital to your business strategy.

Insight from professionally performed searches and watching can drive your IP strategy, and help your business’s strategic research and development (R&D) decisions.

IP Searches

IP Searches enable you to keep abreast of new developments, and lead to improvements that are themselves protectable. Searches can help you:

  • find out what is already registered and the current state of technology
  • find out if you will be infringing somebody else’s rights
  • avoid unnecessary costs and effort
  • decide if your concept is protectable
  • identify when to file oppositions to your competitors applications
  • keep abreast of developments, and
  • research areas where improvements could be made and protected

IP Watching

The process of watching and conducting regular searches can identify new applications that may be of interest to you and your business, or pose a threat. Watching can help you:

  • look out for new technology that has been developed
  • keep an eye on new registrations and applications, and
  • identify whether you should file objections to competitors applications

Our approach

At Sandersons, we can help you discover what your competitors are up to. So you don’t spend time and money developing a concept that belongs to someone else. We undertake cost effective patent, trade mark, registered design, company, literature and general technical searches.

Prior to carrying out searches, we work with you to identify your business priorities and ensure that our searches are targeted according to your objectives.

Our team can carry out the searches on your behalf and review and report on any relevant findings. By working closely with you, we can ensure that search results are a valuable tool for your business.

For patent or trade mark watching services, our team review any possible matches that are flagged up and report back to you as appropriate. We use our experience to flag up the search results that might be relevant, but filter out those that aren’t a problem for you.

Helping you avoid infringement

Carrying out IP searches and watching can alert you to someone else’s rights, and thus prevent you from mistakenly infringing them. Don’t waste your efforts trying to protect what is already published.

Caroline Ward, Technical Assistant

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Our Core Services


 

Patent Prosecution

Specialist patent application drafting and filing services across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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Trade Mark Registration

Representing your interests to ensure that your trade marks are protected from infringement.

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Design Registration

Offering an easy and affordable way to get your designs registered in the UK and worldwide.

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IP Searches & Watching

Preventing the infringement of your competitor’s intellectual property rights.

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Renewals

Actively monitoring the status of your IP rights and managing renewal dates.

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IP Advice & Strategy

Working strategically to obtain and maintain the correct IP rights for your business.

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IP Portfolio Management

Monitoring and managing your IP protection to ensure it continues to be effective.

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IP Due Diligence

Identifying and assessing which IP rights are owned or licensed by a company.

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IP Oppositions

Aligning potential oppositions or appeals with your commercial aims and requirements.

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Patent Prosecution

Specialist patent application drafting and filing services across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Trade Mark Registration

Representing your interests to ensure that your trade marks are protected from infringement.

Design Registration

Offering an easy and affordable way to get your designs registered in the UK and worldwide.

IP Searches & Watching

Preventing the infringement of your competitor’s intellectual property rights.

Renewals

Actively monitoring the status of your IP rights and managing renewal dates.

IP Advice & Strategy

Working strategically to obtain and maintain the correct IP rights for your business.

IP Portfolio Management

Monitoring and managing your IP protection to ensure it continues to be effective.

IP Due Diligence

Identifying and assessing which IP rights are owned or licensed by a company.

IP Oppositions

Aligning potential oppositions or appeals with your commercial aims and requirements.

Patents

Safeguard your innovations

Trade Marks

Preserve your brands

Registered Designs

Protect your designs

Copyright

Understand your rights