20180101 Tariffs dcp ipTrademarks and Domain Names 2018.pdf
We recommend conducting a full similarity search prior to applying for registration or commencing the use
of a new trademark. Only a full similarity trademark search may provide some certainty as regards the
availability of a trademark.
There are two types of trademark searches: mere identical searches and full similarity searches. Mere
identical searches reveal prior trademarks that are identical to the search criteria, but not the often highly
relevant similar trademarks which often differ from the search criteria in no more than one single character.
BENELUX, FRANCE, GERMANY or GREAT-BRITAIN
(with international registrations and EU trademarks)
IDENTICAL SEARCH irrespective the number of classes
SIMILARITY SEARCH in one to three classes
For each additional class (maximum surcharge 200%)
Report within 5 to 7 full working days
Report within 2 to 3 full working days
Report within 1 full working day
Please contact us for mere identical trademark searches or full similarity searches in other countries or for
searches revealing trademarks in the name of a given applicant or registered owner.
By monitoring a trademark, you will be notified of new applications for trademarks that may conflict with
your prior trademark and against which you may want to take action. Monitoring a trademark allows to
avoid in an early stage a conflicting trademark from disturbing your market and affecting your rights.
Depending on the geographical extent of the monitoring service, we distinguish four types of watches of
word or figurative trademarks:
European Union (28 member states):
Benelux, Germany, France or Great-Britain:
(including International Registrations and EU trademarks)
Reports by e-mail
The aforementioned amounts cover the monitoring of a word or a figurative trademark in one to three
classes for a period of one year with an electronic report of the retrieved later trademarks. There is a
surcharge of 20% for each additional class from the 4 th but with a maximum of 200%. Classes 42 to 45 are
considered as one class.