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 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
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
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.
Caroline Ward, Associate
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