It also allows you to use wildcard operators to search for variants of terms based on a common stem, or root. You can browse the class headings and conduct keyword searches on the. You can also search using Vienna descriptors by the subcategory. Many patent search databases offer range operators to refine our searches. With an user-friendly interface and more than 48 million patent related data, it is the goldmine of information for patent professionals. These are independent of language and terminology and are assigned to patent and other technical documents by professional patent examiners. So, without much ado here go those that can make your search a comprehensive and effective one.
Searching using the Nice classification If you wish to search for trade mark cases including classes containing goods or services that have been re-classified over time, you may wish to limit your search by Goods and Services Class es and Nice Classification Schedule. It is limited to direct matches, phonetically similar, similar in terms of translation, or appearance by way of design. For full functionality, please upgrade to the most recent version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox. Additional Benefits: » Online tracking of the registration process » Legal Support in case of objections » Trademark watch service » Reminder of relevant dates Tools Free search for identical trademarks Identify the Classes related to your product services Related Services. The report is optional but highly recommended.
Even after registration of your trade mark, you should regularly carry out searches because this is the only way to efficiently defend your trade mark. Classification Return patents with the current U. Fig5: Advanced Search Interface in PatentScope Database Field Combination Interface The is the third and another important search interface that a user can use to search patent related data in PatentScope database. Moreover, in the course of the procedure for obtaining a patent, patent examiners prepare reports in which they may cite patent documents or other documents describing similar or closely related technical solutions to the one for which the patent is being sought. This interface can be used to create complex search queries using an unlimited number of terms.
So, why pay to register a trademark when a common law trademark may already exist? Inventions are grouped into technologies eg engineering , divided into classes eg mechanical engineering , and then into subclasses eg machines or equipment for baking. This service also provides Office Action Indicators to help users identify applications that contain office actions, a Collections View for saving documents and applications for review later on in the session, and the ability to download the documents in an application. This proposal was well supported by developing countries. We use proprietary commercially reasonable methods to identify marks that may be matches to the ones you seek to use. An opposition against your trade mark may also be filed on the basis of a similar trade mark. Citations contained in patent documents can be a useful way of identifying additional documents related to the technology being investigated or help uncover further search criteria.
Saving your display preferences You can save your display preferences if you are logged in. Advanced Patent Search Find results with all of the words with the exact phrase with at least one of the words without the words Patent number Return patents with the patent number Title Return patents with the patent title Inventor Return patents with the inventor name First name, last name, or both Original Assignee Return patents with the original assignee name First name, last name, or both Current U. About the Nice classification New Zealand uses the international classification system known as the Nice Classification system to separate goods and services into different classes. It also offers you automatic machine translations of Chinese, Japanese and Korean documents into English. Supporting information can help you understand whether a patent has been granted and if it is still in force. For more details please read our. For instance, if you wanted to search for a silver fern design, you may search under New Zealand descriptor 53.
We've supplemented the Vienna Descriptors by adding descriptors that are specific to New Zealand, for example native flora and fauna. In that case, a registration could be subject to challenge by the owner of the earlier-used mark based on of common law trademark rights. Show or hide sections on search screen Fields on the search screen are divided into conceptually similar groups with distinct headings, eg date fields are grouped under the Date Search heading. Note: Search results become outdated quickly, as new applications are constantly being published and new patents are granted. On the other hand, a person using a mark in a limited geographic area could be boxed in by someone else who offensively registers a similar mark.
Classification search in Espacenet helps you to find suitable classification symbols for your search, and then to apply in the search itself. When you use Espacenet, you also have access to a number of helpful tools and resources. Trained staff are available to assist public users. As a result, searching patent documents by patent classification can help overcome some of the pitfalls of searching by keywords alone. In contrast, searching for an existing patent can be simple if you know the country and have a reference number. Please also read our information brochure.
For free online searching, patent office databases are a good place to start. E-filing and Interactive service Trademarks, patents and designs applications can be filed electronically via our e-filing and Interactive Service System at. Searching by other criteria You can search by important case dates and convention priority details in the Date Search section. This interface offers a wide range of and operators that can be used to combine search terms, including Boolean operators, proximity operators, and range operators. For example, patent documents are assigned an application number, a publication number; and a patent number if the patent is granted by a competent national or regional authority.
See Nice classification schedules Every trade mark is assigned a classification schedule depending on when the application was made. Information about this search option If you do not know what the search criteria is in the alternative official language, you can search for and include the terms that you need by selecting 'English to French' or 'French to English' and clicking the 'Search' button. The explanatory notes concern either the classification as a whole or any given category, division or section. A report with the trademark registration details is included. The classification constitutes a hierarchical system that proceeds from the general to the particular. Furthermore, names and logos used in trade may infringe other trade mark rights even if they have not been entered in trade mark registers. It consolidates the prior art cited by all participating offices for the family members of a patent application, thus enabling the search results for the same invention produced by several offices to be visualized on a single page.