1. The purpose of searching trademark in Cambodia
There are multi-purposes of searching trademark in Cambodia. Among other things, conducting a full similarity trademark search in Cambodia not only estimates about possible chance of success in registration of a new trademark to avoid unnecessary registration fees but also helps to foresee and avoid possible infringement issues.
Such searches even give search requesters opportunities to detect identical or similar trademark applications/registrations in time to submit opposition/cancellation requests against these applications/registrations, where applicable.
Meanwhile, conducting a status trademark search helps to identify all current information of such application/registration. A proprietor name search helps to find out all trademark applications/registrations in details of such proprietor.
2. Types of searching trademark in Cambodia
Ageless provides with best price and services quality of searching trademark in Cambodia. Based on available data sources and practice in Cambodia, Ageless would like to offer some trademark search types as below:
2.1. Preliminary searching trademark in Cambodia
– Ageless’ preliminary searching trademark in Cambodia will be conducted based on the online trademark databases of the Department of Intellectual Property of Cambodia.
– This type of search will provide you with:
• Detailed information of prior identical trademark, if any;
• Our professional opinion on absolute grounds – inherence distinctiveness of the searching trademark
– Time frame: A trademark search report will be available within 1 working day.
– Estimated cost: Free of charge
2.2. Full similarity searching trademark in Cambodia
– Ageless’ full similarity searching trademark in Cambodia will be conducted based on the latest trademark databases.
– There are two methods of full similarity searching trademark in Cambodia, including Official search and unofficial search.
Official Search: The trademark search report is expected to be available within 8 weeks
• The Search will be conducted by a Trademark Examiner then be approved by another leader, usually Deputy Director;
• The Search report includes a short conclusion on registrability of the searching mark on RELATIVE and ABSOLUTE grounds. However, there is no guaranty for the conclusion, which can be changed during the examination process. The search conclusion is understood as a reference only;
• When reporting the trademark search result, we may render our additional professional opinion on the registrability;
• A positive official search report can be used as a supporting document in case the Registry refuse the applied mark, while unofficial search report does not have this function.
Un-Official Search: The trademark search report is expected to be available within 5 working days.
• The Search will be conducted by our Trademark Attorney then be approved by local Partner;
• The Search Report shows similar marks (usually more cited marks than official search report) and includes full and detail professional opinion on the registrability-on both relative and absolute grounds, estimation chance of success on registration and use in percentage, solution to overcome possible objection(s).
– The cost for conducting this type of searching trademark in Cambodia will depend on:
• The method of trademark searches
• The number of trademarks
• The number of classes
• The types of mark
2.3. Checking status of the trademark in Cambodia
– Ageless’ status trademark search report will provide you with all current information in details of such trademark application/registration in Cambodia.
– Time frame: A status trademark search report is expected to be available within 2-3 working days.
– The cost for conducting this type of trademark search will depend on the number of trademark applications/registrations
2.4. Proprietor name search
– Ageless’ Proprietor Name Search Report will provide you with all trademark applications/registrations in details of such proprietor.
– Time frame: A proprietor name search report is expected to be available within 2-3 working days.
– The cost for conducting this type of search will depend on the number of proprietors and number of found trademark in Cambodia.
3. Necessary information for searching trademark in Cambodia
For enabling us to conduct a trademark search and provide with more exact comments and analysis in our search report, kindly provide us with:
(i) The types of trademark searches;
(ii) The method of trademark search;
(iii) The sample of the searching trademark in Cambodia;
(iv) The specific items of goods/services and their classification;
(v) The name of the search requester, who may have already owned earlier identical/ similar trademark application or registration, if possible;
(vi) The Latin transliteration & the meaning of the non-Latin characters (such as: Chinese, Korea, Thailand characters ….);
(vii) The trademark application/registration number, in case of checking a status trademark search in Cambodia.
Please be assured that all your provided information will be kept confidential, privileged and only for comments in the Search Report.
Should you need more information or further advice on searching trademark in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com