Trademark monitoring

No chance for free riders and imitators: With trademark monitoring, you protect your brand and take timely action against copycats.

As part of a trademark monitoring system, we continuously monitor the relevant trademark Registers regarding new trademark applications, which collide with your trademark and thus violate your trademark rights. In the event of a collision, we will notify you immediately so that you can take action against the copycaty

Monitoring your trademark rights protects your brand from injury and dilution. If you do not act against imitators, it may be that one day you will forfeit your rights as a trademark owner. In the worst case scenario, you will no longer be able to take action against third parties that violate your brand. This would mean a weakening of your brand, which should be avoided.

Note: The trademark offices themselves do not monitor conflicting trademark applications . In other words, it may well be that someone registers an identical brand without any objection by the trademark office. Trademark monitoring is therefore up to you as a brand owner.

  • Trademark monitoring Germany
  • EUR 249/year
  • Optional flexible model: € 24.90 per month/brand/monthly debit/equals 298.80 EUR/year
  • Collision monitoring word mark, figurative mark (with or without verbal elements):
    Monitoring identical and similar brands without class restrictions, report on conflicting brands
  • Monitored trademark registers:
    German trademarks (DPMA), European Union trademarks (EUIPO), international trademarks with protection in Germany (WIPO)
  • Legal advice in the event of collisions:
    What's the best way to tackle the new trademarks to protect your brand?
  • Deadlines control:
    We will notify you in good time before the protection of your brand expires so that you can extend your brand.
  • Trademark monitoring European Union
  • EUR 449/year
  • Optional flexible model: € 44.90 per month/brand/monthly debit/equals 538.80 EUR/year
  • Collision monitoring word mark, figurative mark (with or without verbal elements):
    Monitoring identical and similar brands without class restrictions, report on conflicting brands
  • Monitored trademark registers:
    European Union trademarks (EUIPO), international brands with protection in the EU (WIPO), trademark register of all European member states (EU 28)
  • Legal advice in the event of collisions:
    What's the best way to tackle the new trademarks to protect your brand?
  • Deadlines control:
    We will notify you in good time before the protection of your brand expires so that you can extend your brand.
  • Individual offer
  • Price upon request
  • Send us your trademark details and the countries or trademark registers you want to have monitored. We will then send you an individual offer.
  • Collision monitoring word mark, figurative mark (with or without verbal elements):
    Monitoring identical and similar brands without class restrictions, report on conflicting brands
  • We monitor the trademark registers you want to have monitored.
  • Legal advice in the event of collisions:
    What's the best way to tackle the new trademarks to protect your brand?
  • Deadlines control:
    We will notify you in good time before the protection of your brand expires so that you can extend your brand.

* Legal fees plus VAT. Legal advice and trademark applications are carried out by the law firm Breuer Lehmann Lawyers in Munich, Germany. The non-binding offer is aimed at companies, startups, industry, commerce, crafts, trades, self-employed people and start-ups.

FAQ on brand monitoring

Call us for free information: + 49 (0) 89 885 64 555

Why is brand monitoring important?

A registered trademark is already the best prerequisite for a successful company. Brand protection is growing with the brand's long-term use. However, allowing third parties to register similar or even identical brands will weaken your brand in the medium term. You will then no longer be able to take action against trademark infringers in extreme cases. Ongoing brand monitoring ensures that you can identify colliding brands in a timely manner and address them.

Do the trademark offices not monitor the registers themselves?

No. At the German and European Trademark Office, for example, you can register every brand again, which already exists. The brand offices don't care about this. Instead, Each owner must then ensure that conflicting trademarks are not registered or deleted after registration. In this respect, it is necessary for brand owners to monitor the trademark registries. There is an exception, for example, in the United States and China. There, the trademark offices do not allow potentially colliding brands, but this can then lead to other problems.

Do I get regular monitoring reports?

We monitor the trademark registers on a daily basis. In addition, we will always notify you immediately in the event of a conflict. If there is no clashing trademark application, then you usually don't hear from us either. We do not think it is useful to send you "blank reports" on a regular basis. We can save you and ourselves this effort and prefer to offer brand monitoring at reasonable prices.

Which trademark registers do you monitor?

We always monitor the relevant trademark registers. For Germany, this is, for example, the trademark register of the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the Register of Union Trademarks at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the WIPO Register of International Trademarks with respect to Germany. If we carry out an EU 28 monitoring, we will also monitor all 28 national trademark registers of the European Member States.

Which services are included in brand monitoring?

As part of a brand monitoring system, we monitor the relevant trademark registers on an ongoing basis. Possible conflicting trademark will be evaluated by our trademark lawyers. In the event of a collision, you will receive an appropriate notification from us with suggestions on how to tackle the colliding mark. If you want to take action against the other brand, we calculate this by time and effort. We can then discuss this.

What can I do in the event of a conflict?

When we discover a clashing brand, there are various ways to take action against it. One can ask the other side friendly but determined that the trademark application is to be withdrawn in whole or in part. One can also send a warning letter. If the other side does not react accordingly, one should always choose the means of an opposition. This is also the cheapest way to prevent a trademark from being registered or staying registered. However, filing an opposition regularly takes a relatively long time, i.e. one year at least.

What if the opposition period for a trademark has already expired?

When we carry out a brand monitoring, we always notify you in good time that you still have sufficient time to consider whether or not to object to the brand. In some cases, you might only after the expiry of the opposition period object a trademark. Even then, there are still ways to have a brand deleted. Either in the context of a warning letter and a court case. Or you can try to file a cancellation procedure it before the trademark office. In this respect, despite the expiry of an opposition period, one can still successfully take action against a registered trademark.

Do you monitor word marks and picture marks?

Yes, we monitor both variants. If you have a word image mark, a combination of word and image components, we regularly monitor only the word component. If you also want to have the image component monitored, we can do so as part of a second brand monitoring. If you have any queries, don't hesitate: we will make you an appropriate offer.

Do you also offer international brand monitoring?

Yes. Since prices might vary in that case, it is best to email us with your brand and the relevant countries. We will then create a suitably individual offer for your personal brand monitoring.

Do you have any more questions?

Then don't hesitate to contact us. Our lawyers are happy to assist you. Call + 49 (0) 89 885 64 555 or email us at info@tmdb.eu. You can also use our contact form. We look forward to helping you.

Note: The first contact is in any case non-binding and free of charge.