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We have now added Switzerland to our list of trademark databases, bringing the total up to 34 countries plus the 50 US states. See full list here.
Trademarks and company names
This means that you now can get a full, comprehensive search report for Switzerland, generated by the world's most powerful search algorithm (see benchmark study and below).
We have also added Swiss company names to this report and we have priced it at:
59 EUR, with five classes included.
Top 3 German speaking countries
On demand from both Switzerland, Germany and Austria we decided to also put together a "German speaking" package. This package includes:
- Trademarks from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, OHIM/CTM and WIPO marks designating them.
- Company names registered in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. These are put in a separate tab.
And the price for all this is only 119 EUR.
The world's best trademark search algorithm
If you haven't used Markify before, I will give you a few words about the Markify trademark algorithm, which is the core of our offer. Our algorithm, that took three years to build, have some distinct features:
- It is built statistically on more than 10.000 cases where two marks have been judged confusingly similar by a government official in Europe or in the US.
- It minimizes the "noise" with more than 50%, when compared to other providers' full reports.
- The results are relevance ranked from top to bottom, saving you a lot of time.
Like to test?
Please send me an email if you would like to test our products.
Meet us in Munich on the 23-24 of November
Once again we are exhibiting at the IP Service World 2015 in Munich. Last year we had some great discussions with German and Austrian attorneys at this event. We are now looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces there on the 23rd and 24th of November.
If you are in Munich, come by our booth and get the free trial. You will be surprised at the level of quality and the price you get from Markify products.
We mainly do comprehensive searching (full availability reports) and monitoring of trademarks and domains names.
We cover all 28 EU states, Norway, Turkey, US and Canada plus OHIM and WIPO. Regarding domains we cover all +1000 TLDs.
A year ago we did what in the start-up community is called a “pivot”, a strategic change of course. In our case it boiled down to choosing one of our two client groups.
We decided to quit helping start-ups around the world with their trademark searching and trademark applications. Instead we wanted a complete focus on the trademark professionals, who from the start had understood and appreciated our full trademark search and watch reports.
These kind of decisions are never easy but for us it has been truly liberating. It has both let us focus our development of new products and how we communicate with our clients.
To better reflect our focus on the trademark professional, we are today launching a new design of our website. The changes are not huge and you will find most things at their usual place. But there are three changes in our offer you should be aware of:
Free trademark search moved
Thousands of people have every day used our free trademark search engine that also finds confusingly similar trademarks. But after discussions with both large and small trademark law firms and in-house counsels we have understood that this free search is not as important as our full availability reports and don’t really belong on the front.
As a consequence we decided to move it from the front page. You can still access it from the bottom navigation, Old free search. If you are not signed up, you will prompted to.
Only one similarity algorithm for Comprehensive Search Reports
We have earlier offered our search reports with two different similarity algorithms:
- the “Comprehensive 99%”, that finds all potential conflicts with the world’s most accurate trademark search algorithm, and
- the “Knockout plus”, that for half the price finds most (62%) of the potential conflicts with a minimum of report length.
The feedback has been that our “Comprehensive 99%” has such a low price, even for many markets, that there is no need for the knockout search product, at least not in this context.
So we have removed that option from the Comprehensive Search Report order.
Our “Knockout plus” algorithm is still in some cases a very efficient tool, so you will see it in a new search product very soon.
Whois info now included in new Domain watch price $39
The Domain watch, where you get a weekly report of new similar domain names, was earlier $29/year plus an optional $19/year for the whois info, a total of $48.
After discussing this with some of our larger clients we decided to include the whois data for all watched marks. The new price for Domain watch including whois info is from today $39.
If you have any thoughts on this, please send me an email with your feedback: benoit at markify.com.
We have been an exhibitor at the INTA annual meeting for the past four years. There we meet attorneys from all over the world, with a majority of Americans. Now we decided to try to meet our European clients and potential clients in a trademark congress/exhibition.
So on the 24th and 25th of November we will be exhibiting at the IP Service World 2014 in Munich (Holiday Inn City Center).
If you are in Munich, come by our booth and you will get a free Comprehensive Search Report for all 28 EU states plus OHIM and WIPO. Our normal price for this is 449 EUR. If you cannot make it to Munich, send me an email and I will give you a free trial (benoit at markify.com).
We have now added the Canadian trademark database (CIPO) to our searching and monitoring services. We have made some adjustments to our system to handle that Canada not yet fully use the Nice classification system.
The price for a Comprehensive Search, or a Full Availability Search, as some providers call it, is set at USD 81 (or 59 EUR). For that you get our best-in-class similarity search algorithm that finds 99% of all confusingly similar trademarks – and with less "noise”. It is actually the best trademark similarity search in the world (see search report here).
Do you want to try one Comprehensive Search Report for free? Send me an email and I will send you the promotion code (benoit at markify.com).
We also offer our Knockout Plus Search for Canada for only USD 40. This is “broad” knockout, finding both identical, phonetically identical and other very similar results. Approx. 60% of all potential conflicts but with only 10% of the list length. This is the professional choice for any name screening project or for an application on a tight budget.
To order, you just sign up here: http://www.markify.com/services/comprehensive-search.html
You find the watching service here and the yearly price is only USD 34. Every week you get one report per client. And you get the same strong similirity algorithm so you will not miss any potential conflicts. Combine it with US watch if you need.
Questions? Contact me at benoit at markify.com.
Benoit Fallenius Founder and CEO
In this blog I will mostly write about two subjects:
1. Trademarks, domain names, naming and branding - Four separate areas that often are not that separate.
2. Markify news - Features, markets, pricing, challenges etc.
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