Conducting trademark searches prior to filing a trademark application in Nicaragua is optional; however, it is highly recommended to search the Nicaraguan Intellectual Property Registry database. Performing a trademark search is a very good tool for estimating the feasibility of a trademark registration.
Conducting a search is advisable before filing the application for a trademark, as the report shows prior trademark registrations or applications that show similarity with the intended trademark application. Depending on the search report, the trademark lawyer issues an opinion on the availability of the trademark. The trademark availability opinion is a valuable instrument for avoiding unnecessary expenses, and even losses, if preparations are undertaken to market a product or service which is to be marketed under a mark that is not available for registration.
Searches are conducted individually for each one of the 45 classes of the international classification of goods and services under the Nice Agreement. In addition, it is possible to conduct searches of registered trade names in Nicaragua.
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