The Internet as a tool for trademark practitioners

The trademark practitioner's life has been revolutionized by the increasing
availability of information on the Internet since the mid-Nineties. Principal
uses of the Internet include searching registered trademarks, monitoring the
progress of an application, establishing whether a mark is being used and how,
and finding out more about one's client and adversaries. Barbara Cookson of
Nabarro Nathanson explains how comprehensive global searches for trademarks
can be made using the Net without having to pay extortionate prices.

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