Our charge to provide a legal opinion on UK or EU search results is £250 plus VAT.
We would review existing registrations in detail and assess whether they impact on your application.
Trade marks afford a wide scope of protection, so another similar mark may present a problem. For example, an existing trade mark registration in any of the 28 EU countries could obstruct an EU application. To search the individual EU country registers would involve buying an international search. You may want a search if you would like to reduce the risk of filing an application which may not succeed. There are no refunds for failed applications.
Knowing about another registration before filing your application could also be useful because sometimes we can draft your application in a way to avoid a direct conflict with an existing trade mark registration.
A legal opinion and further searching help you manage the risks. The fees indicated cover up to 3 trade mark classes are: