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Pre-filing Searches for Potential Conflicts

It is absolutely necessary to search for existing registered trademarks in advance in order to
refrain from infringing a third party’s trademark rights

Avoid disputes arising therefrom so as to improve the possibility of successful registration of your
trademark.

Please make sure to carry out such trademark search before using any trademark or filing a trademark application. Even if a trademark is created by yourself, it does not mean that you can use such a trademark without any restriction.

If anyone has already registered a trademark previously which is identical to or similar with the trademark under application, any continuing application will constitute an infringement of such registered trademark and the trademark under such application shall not be used. A trademark could not be registered if it is found to be identical to or similar with any registered trademark upon examination during the trademark registration application. Therefore, it is very important to commission a pre-filing trademark search in order to meet the legal requirements to use the trademark freely and to avoid any unfortunate labor and costs.

Tsubame Patent Attorney Firm will provide you with a pre-filing trademark search service before you introduce any commodity into Japan, implement a service marketing plan and apply for any trademark registration in Japan. Our firm will assess whether or not the trademark under application is similar with any existing registered trademark, is a descriptive trademark or is distinctive, and will provide an investigation report in Chinese or English to the principal.

Search fee example

  • ※The above fee is charged as the search fee for one type.
  • ※The pre-filing search service fee will be waived if you authorize our firm to make the trademark registration application within one month upon completion of such search.
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