Ordered Searches

Ordered searches, analyses and reports

Our ordered search solution allows you to work smarter and faster

Ordered searches are clearance searches to look for similar trademarks or designs, and can be extended to company names, domain names and web common law. Ordered searches can also be targeted at retrieving the details of the portfolio of owners or at verifying usage of trademarks and owner activities.

We offer five different ordered searches.

1. Full Search

Ensure the uniqueness of your trademarks, design marks, company names, domain names and more, within the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand using Fovea IP’s Full Search service. These searches include common law coverage as U.S. Full Search, Canada Full Search, Australia Full Search and New Zealand Full Search.

1.a International Full Searches

Access information about word and design marks across 195 jurisdictions using Fovea IP’s Full Search service:

  • International Full Search;
  • International Design Search.

1.b Full Entertainment Searches

Combine your trademark search with a full title search to get the most comprehensive results available:

  • U.S. Full Entertainment Search;
  • Canada Full Entertainment Search.

1.c Pharmaceutical Searches

This search is specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, with the choice to have access to pharmaceutical names within the U.S. and/or globally:

  • U.S. Full Pharmaceutical Search;
  • Global Pharmaceutical Search.

Word mark searches can be extended to company and domain names as well as web common law:

Company names

This service detects very similar new company names in the relevant countries.

Domain names

This service detects very similar new domain names in the relevant extensions. The Fovea IP database comprises over 300 million domain names, including:

  • All .COM, .EU and national extensions;
  • Over 1,200 ‘generic Top-Level Domains’;
  • Over 300 ‘country code Top-Level Domains’;
  • The new ccTLDs and gTLDs are added as soon as available.

Web Common Law

Fovea IP now offers Web Common Law Searches. This offline-only search enables searching within:

  • Standard Web Search;
  • Social Media eg. Facebook, YouTube, X (former Twitter), LinkedIn, Instagram etc.;
  • Market Place eg. Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay, Etsy, Wish etc.;
  • App Store eg. Google Play, Apple Apps, Apple iTunes, Stream etc.;
  • Extended Google search on specific goods & services.

2. Design Mark Searches

Fovea IP uses proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology which is more reliable than the previous systems that use Vienna codes.

3. Industrial Design Searches

This type of search is performed among active and inactive design registrations in (up to) 101 jurisdictions.

Fovea IP uses proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology which is more reliable than the previous systems that use Locarno codes.

Industrial similarity searches can be used to look for prior rights in litigation cases when the novelty of a design is contested. These searches can be narrowed down to find similar designs registered earlier to a given date. These searches include non-active designs.

4. Owner Searches

Owner searches are available worldwide and are mainly used for portfolio audits. The results of these searches may depend on several factors that Fovea IP does not control, such as:

  • Have all owner’s names been correctly spelled by the relevant Trademark Office?
  • Have all assignments and/or name changes been properly registered and published? An additional search of previous owners may be useful.
  • Has the transliteration been done correctly? Fovea IP uses tools that compensate for this problem.

5. Marksmen in-use investigations

An in-use investigation identifies whether a specific trademark is actively being used in commerce. Fovea IP is the exclusive firm authorized to offer Marksmen’s ‘Highly Recommended’ global in-use investigations, which include:

  • Detailed multi-platform online and offline research to identify trademark use;
  • Photo and image evidence collection of instances of trademark use;
  • Geographical verification to determine trademark reach;
  • Date verification to identify first use and continuous mark use;
  • Optional purchase verification to substantiate active use in commerce;
  • Optional discrete contact with the investigation target;
  • Thoroughly documented research, findings, and evidence;
  • Optional investigator declarations and affidavits.

Interested in ordered searches?