Intellectual Property Services
When your secured transaction includes intellectual property (IP) collateral, National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) can assist you by conducting searches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and U.S. Copyright Office records for recorded assignments and security interests. Unlike most IP service companies, NCR’s focus is on due diligence IP services to complement the broad array of nationwide federal/state lien and judgment search services we offer. We make your job easier by incorporating UCC, tax lien, and judgment searches with IP search results in one convenient report. NCR’s IP ownership and assignment searches provide the missing piece to your due diligence puzzle to help ensure you have all the bases covered.
Making your job easier:
Intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks and copyrighted material, is increasingly used as collateral to secure loans. While the typical UCC and lien searches you conduct for secured transactions will reveal liens that affect many types of IP collateral, you could be missing an important piece of the puzzle if you don’t conduct additional searches with the PTO and Copyright Office. Get a more complete picture by contacting NCR when you need:
- Ownership Searches: identify or verify registered patent/trademark/copyright assets originally owned by an entity
- Assignment Searches: identify or verify patent/trademark/copyright security interests assigned to or by an entity
NCR can also assist you in filing assignments of security interests with the PTO or the Copyright Office.