We are able to conduct freedom to operate searches in respect of all registrable intellectual property rights, to identify if the exploitation of your new idea or invention is likely to infringe pre-existing rights, thereby enabling you to decide if the idea/innovation is commercially viable.

We also conduct pre-filing searches to identify potentially relevant existing registered rights in respect of patents, trade marks and designs, that might restrict a client’s proposal to seek protection applications.

We use both in-house searches, based on official records and commercial databases, and the services of a number of specialist intellectual property searching organisations for broader ranging searches.