Trade mark clearance and freedom to use

We’ll conduct the right searches now, to ensure the path ahead lies smooth.

Inspiration has struck and the wheels are in motion. So now’s the time to ensure the route ahead lies clear.

Trade Mark Clearance Searches and Freedom to Use Searches

It’s important to run a check on existing trade marks before investing in your own. Checking trade mark availability early on may avoid unexpected challenges and expensive rebranding further down the line. We can conduct the right trade mark clearance searches now, checking that your mark is free for use in the future.

We offer identical UK and EU searches, using various online databases and can also arrange full UK availability searches which would extend to similar marks and marks in use which may have acquired protection by virtue of unregistered rights. We can tailor our searches to your requirements and budget. The freedom to use and register a trade mark will depend on what earlier rights exist.

Read our Trade Marks Guidance Material.