Trademark in-use investigation is an essential part of the branding process. Once the creative team makes a decision, then you begin to conduct trademark searches and look at other applications, registrations, common use, etc. in order to root out usage that could become problematic down the road. Next you call IPCybercrime to help clarify those results.
Whether we need to prove/verifiy trademark abandonment with documented evidence about a mark’s non-use in commerce. We will obtain clarification on current and prior use. Depending on the specific trademark investigations, historical research may focus on three years to prove abandonment or may cover the mark’s history from date of first use or claimed date of first use. It all starts with what we call the Magic Date.
We can also obtain product samples on your behalf to ensure complete chain of custody documentation and admissibility.
We can also verify compliance with existing licensing agreements or cease and desist warnings.
Our approach is creatvive, complex, ethical and thorough. We dig deep to uncover and verify past, present and future trademark use information. Many of the world’s most valuable brands have been relying on IPCybercrime’s in-use services to help provide solid results prior to secondary brands being launched.
Why trust something so valuable to a stranger? Did you know many of our competitors farm the work out to people you don’t even know? IPCybercrime’s founder, Rob Holmes, handles in-use cases personally. Holmes’ experience with in-use investigations dates back to 1995.