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Due Diligence / Clearance

In order to obtain protection for your marks as well as to make the right business decisions in acquiring related assets, a thorough due diligence investigation and clearance search must be undertaken. Careful analysis of existing marks, whether or not registered, is critical prior to registration. Due diligence will also enable you to assess the risks, exposure and benefits associated with an acquisition. Determining the validity, strength and value of a trademark can empower you to make the right investment decisions.

Carter DeLuca offers unique legal capabilities in conducting due diligence and clearance searches for trademarks. Our trademark attorneys also have extensive expertise evaluating investment opportunities that will enhance your position in the marketplace. It is essential that acquisition of trademarks complements your portfolio while mitigating the risk of infringement. We prepare trademark opinions that will help you assess the potential for infringement risks while also enabling you to apply your trademarks to new products and expand to regions outside of the United States. Before you invest, let our team uncover the infringement risks and assess the value of your trademark targets so that you maximize your return on investment.