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IP Searches

The Trade Mark Register, Design Register and Patent Register can be searched online. It is also possible to request a formal search of any registers held by the Intellectual Property Office.


Searching the Trade Mark Register online

A search of the Trade Mark Register may be performed online by clicking 'Register Search' on the right hand side of the page. This allows searching by trade mark number, device or word. For more information on how to use the online search, see the guidance available to download below.

Proprietor searches are not currently possible using the online service. A proprietor search may be conducted by requesting a search report (see below).


Searching the Designs Register online

The Designs Register is available to search by clicking the link here. The register statements available for each design provide more detailed information. A formal search report is also available.


Searching the Patent Register online

The Patent Register is available to search online by clicking the link here. Register statements are not currently available online for every patent registered. Should you require more detailed information please contact the IPO.


Searching the Image Rights Register online

The Image Rights Register is available to search online by clicking the link here. You will need to be logged in to view the Register.


Requesting a formal search report

If you require a search to be conducted by the IPO, you will need to complete the form 'Request for a search of the IP register' (available to download below) and return it to us along with the £25 search fee.


Document downloads

Request for a Search of the IP Register

IP Form

Trade mark searches

Information and guidance



Relevant links & information

View the Designs Register

View the Patent Register