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On the occasion of his trademark application, it is up to the candidate to ensure the legal viability of his trademark by comparing it to pre-existing trademarks and also to all kinds of names, trade names, signs, domain names, copyrights. author, signs.

An in-depth web search is therefore necessary, as well as on the registers of companies and brands, or other catalogs.

This type of search in principle reveals identical names, which the candidate will avoid or for which he will verify that a co-existence is possible.

It is not up to the trademark registration office to carry out these checks, which can be cumbersome and which in any case do not provide absolute security.

A third party can always feel injured in its rights, in particular when a name or logo approaching its own sign, in particular when it is well known and concerns the same sales territory or similar or related activities.

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