Different intellectual property searches gives to a entrepreneur wide-range of intelligent information about their products, competitors and market trends.
Searching for an existing patent before making an application is a good idea. It can save you time and money, and can also provide inspiration or historical information.
You will need a patent search in the following cases:
Gain conficence in the patentability of your invention
Improve the chances of patent success by working around existing inventions
Trademark and design seraches
A trademark is a brand name - usually any word, name, slogan, logo, or symbol. It is a way to protect and distinguish your products and services. It ensures that only the owner of the trademark will reap the benefits of the financial and reputational rewards associated with the mark and its relative products or service.
In order to obtain a trademark, you must either currently be using your mark in commerce, or have real intent to do so in the future. You do not have to be currently using your mark in commerce (interstate or international) in order to apply for a trademark.
You need a trademark search to be sure that you do not violate anyone's IPRs or vice-versa.