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Search Service

We can support search activities essential to developing your intellectual property related strategies at your request.

  • Our experienced search team is composed of members having diverse backgrounds, and able to provide various IP related search services tailored to our clients' needs.

Advantage of ordering search work to our firm

We are able to conduct search concerning prior registered patents, utility models, designs and trademarks. We can propose search using databases and search using visual check of paper media based on thorough communication and in line with your needs and/or budget.

In our long-term experience of IP related search, we have handled, just as some examples, the following searches at the request of our clients.

  • Pre-filing reference searching to assess possibility of registration
  • Search to confirm presence/absence of materials which can be used to invalidate an IP right held by a third party which may be obstacles for our client to obtaining rights
  • Search to confirm presence/absence of an IP right held by a third party with which our client's planning product/business might interfere
  • Watching Search: monitoring the status of competitors' IP rights in a continuous manner, etc.
  • Searches necessary to perform Due Diligence in intellectual property

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