If only we could get everything we need from a free database!
If you or someone on your team has ever uttered the above phrase, you're not alone. Conducting a traditional trademark clearance search is expensive.
But, as every trademark attorney knows, free databases lack the functionality needed to conduct thorough search clearances. Although databases like SPTO, TESS, WIPO, and EUIPO have accurate information, they lack the annotative, reporting and search history functionality needed to get the job done.