Thomson Reuters Adds Trademark Opinions from Global Network of Expert Advisors to Search Offering Search with Opinion provides access to local, expert insight to help with launching brands in new markets


NORTH QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and watching, today announced the launch of Search with Opinion, an enhanced research offering that facilitates fast and cost-effective access to a highly regarded network of expert trademark associates to ease the pressures of launching brands in unfamiliar jurisdictions.

Designed to provide access to hard-to-get trademark insight, Search with Opinion enables trademark professionals to successfully launch and expand global brands through the supplemental opinion information provided by local experts. A Thomson Reuters clearance search provides the information needed to assess the availability of a proposed trademark, while the new opinion offering gives trademark filers access to the Thomson Reuters network of regional trademark professionals, enabling them to identify potential conflicting marks that otherwise might be missed.

"As our global economy grows, so do the brand challenges facing corporations and law firms clearing proposed trademarks in unfamiliar jurisdictions," said Debra Giddings, director of custom solutions and services for Thomson CompuMark. "We recognize the importance of providing access to local legal expertise and are pleased that Search with Opinion addresses this need. Not only does it provide the best network of global associates in the market, it also saves time and reduces the administrative burdens and stress of clearing trademarks around the world."

Search with Opinion is available for trademark professionals doing business or clearing marks in regions that include Asia Pacific, South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The offering, available as an add-on with a Full Search or Availability Search, includes access to a thoroughly vetted network of attorneys in these regions. The legal opinion results are provided in a uniform template, eliminating the need to work with multiple search reports and legal opinions in different formats.

View more information on Search with Opinion: http://trademarks.thomsonreuters.com.  

ABOUT THOMSON COMPUMARK

Thomson CompuMark develops and delivers intelligent trademark information and trademark research services. We provide trademark and brand professionals the information needed to protect the value of brands while reducing the time, costs, complexity and risks of managing trademark portfolios. Thomson CompuMark is part of Thomson Reuters and employs more than 600 people worldwide, with operational and sales offices in Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, go to http://compumark.thomson.com .

ABOUT THOMSON REUTERS

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

SOURCE Thomson Reuters



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