Clearance Search

Clearance searches can be used:

  • For identifying whether your product or product idea violates already existing rights
  • As a clarification as to which countries possible rights apply
  • For cost savings - preventing unnecessary investments in production and marketing
  • As inspiration for modifying your product and thereby preventing violation of existing rights

Product characteristics

We search international patent databases on the basis of a description and drawings prepared by the customer. The scope of the search including section of countries will be agreed upon in each individual case. Upon conclusion of the search, a report will be made.

The report can be customized but will normally include the following:

  • Specification of the aim of the search
  • Description of the scope of the search
  • Overview of material found, divided into categories depending on its relevance.
  • Detailed specification of the relevant parts of the references
  • Search strategy and databases used for the search

Normally we wait to provide legal status data until after the costumer have seen and evaluate the relevance of the references. If the customer wishes we will include legal status data in our quote.

Specification needed

  • A description of the idea product and product features that you want us to search for clearance
  • A list of countries for which you want the clearance search done
  • The names of competitors in the field can often be helpful


Delivery time is normally within 2-3 weeks.
Before starting the search a latest delivery date and a price estimate will be quoted.


We can give you a quote for a Clearance search depending on the scope of the task. The quote will be based on the hours spent. The price covers documents and costs for normally used databases.


If you need further information, have any questions or wish to order a search, see our contact details.