Before you apply for a patent, it is important to conduct a comprehensive search for patent information. This step in the application process helps you to avoid wasting time and money by duplicating work that's already been done.
Searching patent information can help you to avoid wasting time and money duplicating work that's already been done. More than 40 million patent documents have been published, with almost a million new disclosures added each year.
Each patent document has a unique identifying number and includes a detailed description of an invention, usually with drawings, and information about the inventor and applicant.
Performing a search prior to applying is vital as it helps you to:
- determine whether you can protect your IP i.e. does your invention meet the various requirements for successful grant of a patent?
- determine whether you are infringing someone else's IP
- learn about the competition or for research purposes
- determine who owns an item of IP
- check that your IP is not being infringed
- obtain product information on your competitors.
Each of these reasons focuses on distinct legal questions. Often different databases and other relevant sources need to be searched thoroughly. This is because it is not possible to give a 100 per cent guarantee that your patent will not breach one previously granted. In other words you are limiting your results by relying solely on a single database search for a patent.
Our search report may provide an important step in your patent application process. For any specific assistance or to seek advice you can contact an IP professional.
When engaging a professional searcher such as a patent attorney or search agent, it is important for you to understand the various search objectives and work out the type of search you will need. It can be economical to conduct a number of searches simultaneously.
Before committing to register a particular trade mark it is important that you conduct a comprehensive search to make sure the trade mark you want to use is available. A trade mark search will disclose both registered trademarks and trademarks applied for.
Our comprehensive search resources give you access to the information you need and help you determine:
- whether the name or logo you want to trade mark is already in use
- if your new product name or logo can be protected by trade mark registration
- an overview of similar trade marks in the market
- whether or not the use of your new product name or logo will infringe on another person's rights.
Search pending and registered marks
The Indonesian database searches for similar trade marks and provides the most important details of trade marks. The search results include words, images, owner details and goods and services claimed.
Classification search and list of class headings
The Classification Search and List of Class Headings provides searches of goods and services descriptions included in the Nice Classification list. This will help applicants decide which class their goods and/or services fall into.
TM Check is designed to help business name applicants more easily identify instances where their business name may infringe an existing similar or identical trade mark filed or registered with Indonesian IP Office.
Trade Marks Image Viewer
The Trade Marks Image Viewer is used to view trade marks that contain pictures or fancy typescripts. You can view by individual number or by a range of numbers.
Our IP professional may be able to provide you with further assistance and advice.