Increasing digitalisation is affecting the use of our search services. Those who want to search for trade marks or monitor trade marks are increasingly doing so themselves by using free online databases. These developments have contributed to the IPI’s decision to no longer offer trade mark searches from July 2022.
However, until then, the trade mark search team will continue to help you with great enthusiasm! You can still send us your search requests until 12pm on 30 June 2022. Of course, we will still be here for you afterwards if you have any questions about previously carried out searches. All our search experts will continue to work in the IPI’s Trade Mark & Design Division.
Other trade mark search service providers
It is still strongly recommended to carry out a search, particularly before applying for a trade mark. You can carry out simple searches yourself. To have a reliable basis for decision-making, it is essential to consult an expert about carrying out a search. You can find a list of providers on our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We would be happy to provide you with further information.