Sanderson & Co. helps to discover what your competitors are up to through searches, so you don’t start spending money creating a design or product where the intellectual property actually belongs to someone else.
Forewarned is forearmed
It is important that you are aware of relevant intelligence regarding your competitors as well as the general state of technology. This information is vital to ensure that you are not wasting effort trying to protect what is known and also avoiding problems with other people’s rights.
We undertake patent, trade mark, registered design, company, literature and general technical searches at high speed and low cost. Carrying out a search can alert you to someone else’s rights and thus prevent you from mistakenly infringing them. If another person or company owns a patent covering your concept, then they already have a monopoly in your marketplace.
Additionally, we can discover at an early stage your competitors’ published patent, trade mark and design applications. This gives you a head start in deciding whether your concept is protectable or not and, where appropriate, whether to file oppositions against your competitor’s applications.
You can also use searches to keep abreast of other developments, which can save you time and money and lead to improvements that are themselves protectable.
For further information on searching, please contact one of our attorneys.
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