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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.
- 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
- 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.