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Use Investigation

What is a trademark use investigation?

Trademark Use Investigation is one of the services provided by Inventa International. It involves comprehensive field monitoring of the ways in which a trademark is or is not being used in the market, including when it is made available to the public or sold.

Why should I investigate the use of a trademark?

Whether in situations of counterfeit prevention or as a means to verify compliance with a mark, a Trademark Use Investigation is a very powerful tool. It aims to ensure that the right of exclusive use conferred by a trademark is safeguarded, i.e., that others do not violate your rights.

In addition, use investigation can be useful if you intend to register a trademark in a jurisdiction that protects trademarks that are not registered (but that are used in trade), as is usually the case in the English-speaking world, notably the United States.

Furthermore, depending on the jurisdiction, a trademark registration may expire for lack of use over a certain period of time. It may happen that you intend to register an already registered trademark. In such case, our investigation service monitors the use of the protected mark and inform you on whether it is possible to invoke non-use and proceed with a trademark application.

How can Inventa International help me?

Inventa International works with highly-specialized teams, who provide the service of managing your intellectual property and who are capable of conducting thorough trademark use investigations. We can, thus, assure you the most effective and informative use investigation possible, providing you the necessary information and identifying the best strategies to maximize the protection of your trademark.

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