Intellectual Property Investigations

Cerberus specialises in providing Intellectual Property research for brand owners, Law firms and Trade Mark Attorneys. 

We provide clients with the assistance to protect their brands and to ensure that prior to launching a brand they are not going to infringe anyone else's IP rights.

We undertake many different types of research projects that are tailor-made for clients, although most of our work falls into the following categories:

Verification of Use Enquiries – Establish the use of a registered trademark in the UK, EU or worldwide. Also known as a trademark in use or non use investigation. 

Anti Counterfeiting – Obtain evidence and identify individuals, groups and entities at the source of counterfeit or infringing products.

Parallel Trade – Identify the source of diverted product and unauthorised internal activity.

Common Law Searches – Research investigations to establish the common law rights associated with a particular mark or phrase.

Company Research - Information on the trading activities, size and scope on any given company (Limited or not).

Internet Research – Establish the details of individual or entities behind a website and the scope of their activities. 

Sample Purchases and Signage Photographs – Cerberus can conduct anonymous sample purchases of products from companies and websites throughout the world.

Trade Fair Monitoring – Cerberus can conduct surveys of trade shows to establish infringement of products or to obtain supply chain infringements.