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Markify's trademark search engine just became a lot more global. We have added another 650.000 international trademarks to our trademark search engine.
All these trademarks come from the WIPO trademark database, sometimes called "ROMARIN". (WIPO is the United Nation's organization that administrates the Madrid system, through which you can get a trademark registration in approx. 80 countries.)
I think this means that Markify today is the world's only free trademark search engine that covers both the US (USPTO), EU (CTM/OHIM) and international (WIPO) trademarks.
A total of almost 4 million live trademarks, updated every 24 hours with 400.000 new marks per year.
We are also the only free trademark search that gives you a proper list of confusingly similar trademarks, where there could be a likelihood of confusion.
Some of the other providers try to do this with "fuzzy search". The problem with "fuzzy search" is that it is "fuzzy". It misses too much and gives you to much noise. A good similarity algorithm should not be "fuzzy" but very distinct, based on statistics.
We have based our algorithm on more that 10.000 actual cases where a government employee has said that these two trademarks are confusingly similar.
So now you can get the best trademark search results, including all classes, also for WIPO trademarks - for free.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups that uses our Trademark Registration should know that these Comprehensive Search reports are always included in our Trademark Registration service.
All our Trademark Watch and Monitor customers will now also be getting international WIPO results in their reports. At no additional cost.
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.
Feedback and questions are always welcome. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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