Although you are not required to search CIIPO’s trade mark database before you file an application, it is highly recommended that you do. This will help determine if there are identical or similar marks already registered for identical or similar goods.
Please download our search request form which may be submitted to email@example.com along with the payment of the relevant fee. Feel free to contact us by telephone or email if you have further questions.
If your search produces similar marks that may hinder the registration of your mark, you may want to reconsider your mark or get advice from one of our registered agents.
Please note that CIIPO does not offer legal advice nor opinions on the availability of a trade mark, or any other related matter, prior to the filing of an application.