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Intellectual Property Watching, Content Monitoring and Anti-Counterfeiting

Monitoring IP is a core part of our service. Early warnings as to potential third party infringement of intellectual property rights allows prompt action to be taken at a stage when it is usually far quicker and cheaper to resolve the matter and before increasing damage occurs.

Watch services provide an alert when a third party seeks to register a trade mark, domain name or company name that incorporates your brand or other IP.

We can also monitor competitors so that a client is notified of new trade marks filed by a competitor, or of new applications filed by third parties for goods/services in the same business sector.

Online content monitoring services help identify platforms where infringing activity is taking place, whether unauthorised sales of genuine product or counterfeiting. 

Our services include:

  • trade mark watch services
  • company name watch services
  • domain name watch services
  • competitor monitoring
  • sector monitoring
  • online brand usage
  • online content monitoring

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