How to Search Before Filing: Global Brand Database

WIPO's Global Brand Database enables you to search for trademarks registered under the Madrid System, Appellations of Origin registered under the Lisbon System, and Emblems protected under the Paris Convention 6ter. A number of national trademark collections are also included.

Through the Global Brand Database you can:

  • Conduct one search covering multiple sources simultaneously
  • Discover similar or identical word marks using a variety of search features including Boolean, proximity, word-stem, phonetic and “fuzzy” search features
  • Find similar or identical image marks using the search by image function

Although the Global Brand Database covers a number of large trademark collections, it does not include trademarks filed directly (i.e., outside the Madrid System) with a number of Contracting Parties. It may be prudent to also search the registers of national/regional IP Offices.