IP Searching & Monitoring

Trust in our global searching and monitoring services to ease your daily work!

Established in Germany 70 years ago, SMD was instrumental in restoring German's Federal Patent and Trademark Archives after the Second World War. Today, SMD Group is in every respect a global trademark search and monitoring experts – and specialists in the EU. As one of the original trademark services companies, we have always maintained a competitive advantage in our backyard.

We search and monitor all types of IP rights such as trademarks, company names, domains, industrial designs, patents, utility models, titles and slogans. In addition to identical and similar searches, we offer a range of useful supplementary and preliminary searches like knock-out and screening searches, in-use searches and design searches. Many searches can be delivered within one day if needed.

IP Searching & Monitoring

SMD Searching

  • Specialised in similarity searches
  • Mature search facilities
  • Extensive know-how
  • Local partners for best local expertise
  • Careful selection of relevant signs
  • Tailored services and layout on request

SMD Monitoring

  • Customised monitoring strategies
  • High relevance of watch notices
  • Reliable reporting in regular intervals
  • Platform (Schumadi) to view and process watch notices
  • Competitive pricing
  • Further innovative services and add-ons

SMD Group relies on the latest official data from local patent and trademark offices around the world. A good part of the data is specially prepared in-house, by being encoded or classified, to increase the quality of the results. Our search algorithms have been tested for decades and are continuously optimized. All automated search results are analyzed by highly trained and experienced researchers – undergoing multiple selection stages to produce outstanding results.


Until June 30, 2019 we offer a 20% discount on all Search Packages for 6+ EU countries. EUTM amd ITM designating those countries are included free of charge. You can choose between any of the 28 EU countries as well as Norway and Switzerland.

To receive the discount please mention the Voucher Code EU19  when ordering.

Anne Maria WendrothAnne Maria Wendroth
+49 4102 8048 19

For monitoring services please get in touch with:

Tillmann StaakTillmann Staak
+49 4102 8048 18