If you think we only do research on designs, you are wrong! We are also regularly asked to carry out documentary research on trademarks!



In fact, we have many old works (books, magazines, catalogues, brochures, etc.) in our collection, which we have accumulated over time and carefully archived. We have developed software and other information management tools, including a digital library, which have enabled us to classify many products by date and brand.

Thanks to this wealth of literature, searches in external databases containing magazines and newspapers from all over the world, on the Internet and in external documentation centers, we are able to carry out design searches quickly and efficiently, as well as responding to trademark issues: notoriety studies/reports, proof of the distinctive/generic character of a trademark, proof of use, proof of the acquisition of distinctive character through use, prior art searches on a logo, a color or position trademark, etc.

Click here to see examples of the searches we regularly carry out on trademarks.

It is in this context that we recently decided to sponsor 2 events closely linked to trademarks:

  • Everything you wanted to know about evidence before the EUIPO”, organized by ECTA in Alicante on 29 February 2024;
  • Shapes, patterns, positions, colors: non-traditional trademarks in question” organized by the CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies) on 4 April 2024 at the Assemblée Nationale in Paris.

If you have a “trademark” file that requires documentary research, please send us an email with your requirements (trademark in question, context, territory, period, etc.). We will propose a tailor-made research strategy. The results will be classified chronologically and/or by territory and/or by sector of activity, depending on the nature of the search, and presented visually either through overviews or through a summary table, to make it easier for you to analyze them.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information!