Develop a search strategy

Get ready to search - classification and design search codes

Searching the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) is an important part of doing a thorough clearance search. Because the TESS database has records for millions of trademarks, you need a strategic approach to search effectively. Design search codes and classes can help you target your search, making it easier to find any trademarks that are likely to cause confusion with yours.

IP IN THE AGE OF INTERNET

The history of intellectual property (IP) is closely interlinked with that of technology. Among the innovations that have disrupted our daily lives in the broadest sense – from how we keep in touch with others to how we shop, from how we meet our romantic partners to how we work and study – the emergence of the internet is likely to be regarded as the most relevant one. Naturally, IP has also been affected by and has sought to react to the novel issues that this new medium has been raising. Let’s go over some of them then!

USPTO Alert

E-commerce and China: Strategies for fighting online counterfeits, Part 1

E-Commerce and China

E-commerce now accounts for nearly 14% of all retail sales and continues to grow at a healthy rate. But U.S. businesses engaged in e-commerce, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), face a number of challenges in protecting their intellectual property (IP) on e-commerce platforms.

BUILDING BLOCKS OF OPPORTUNITY

Growing up, Debbie Sterlings favorite subjects were math and art, but she didnt realize her creativity and knack for numbers would set her up for a successful engineering career. In fact, she didnt even know what engineering was until college. Now, she is made it her mission to introduce young girls to engineering concepts in fun and engaging ways through GoldieBlox, her visionary line of toys and childrens media.

TU MARCA EN INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, MERCADOLIBRE Y GOOGLE: LAS MARCAS EN INTERNET

Cada día son creadas cientos de marcas: nuevas denominaciones, logos, dominios de Internet. 

Tal impresionante producción de marcas genera numerosas situaciones conflictivas en el uso de la marca en Internet.

A veces por desconocimiento, otras por deliberada intención: situaciones tales como confusión de marcas, dilución de marcas, fraude entre marcas registradas previamente, o marcas no registradas, y un sinnumero de situaciones de las que saldra indemne y victorioso, quien oportunamente y mejor haya sido asesorado y gestionado los aspectos legales de su marca.

DELIVERING IP VALUE FOR BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS IN EUROPE

Con dos planes estratégicos a sus espaldas, la EUIPO entra ahora en la siguiente fase de su evolución.

En la actualidad se necesitan nuevas ideas y nuevas maneras de aportar valor añadido a las empresas, las instituciones y la sociedad, teniendo en cuenta las necesidades futuras de todas las partes interesadas.

«La EUIPO debe convertirse en un centro de excelencia en materia de propiedad intelectual que preste un servicio público de alta calidad capaz de ayudar a las empresas europeas a ser más competitivas en un entorno cada vez más global y digital.

El objetivo está claro: Europa debe ofrecer el mejor entorno en materia de PI para los usuarios.»

Christian Archambeau,
director ejecutivo de la EUIPO