Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 2 February 2002
Table of Contents Previous Issues Subscribe Now! ITI Home Adds U.K. Marks to Its International Database, an online search service for trademark attorneys, entrepreneurs, librarians, product/brand managers, and others, has announced the addition of more than 900,000 U.K. marks to its existing collection of U.S. Federal, States, Common Law, Canadian, WIPO, European Community (EC), and Domain Name databases. This is the first of several country-specific trademark files to be added to, a division of MicroPatent.

"The addition of the U.K. trademark file to represents a significant milestone," said Steve Wolfson,'s president. "On the international front, we aggressively added Canadian, WIPO, and EC marks earlier this year. Our customers, however, have requested country-specific data, and the U.K. release is the first of several such databases to fill that need. We are now, and will continue to be, more competitive internationally, offering clients a truly comprehensive search service that's easy to use and affordable."

U.K. trademark records may be accessed with either a daily or annual search subscription. An introductory special features these marks within the Platinum search tier, which includes all U.S., Canadian, WIPO, EC, Domain Name, and U.K. data, or the Silver search tier, which includes all non-U.S. files. Daily search subscriptions for these two tiers are priced at $100 and $50, respectively, and will be available with the U.K. data for a limited time. There are no additional per-hit fees beyond the listed subscription price.

Additional country-specific databases planned for release on this year include the German, French, and Benelux trademark files. Similarly, a new Adobe PDF report feature is scheduled for an upcoming release, allowing users to download results in an easy-to-view format that can be shared with others or imported directly into a word processor, according to the announcement.

"We've been studying the marketplace and listening to what clients and prospective customers tell us," said Jerry Lewis, director of product planning for "This research uncovered the fact that there are many trademark searchers, both in the legal or corporate arenas, who are looking for an intuitive, user-friendly, complete online search service that's affordable to help them meet their needs. Our aggressive development schedule is in response to this industry demand and will continue until we've satisfied these customer requests."

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