Corporate Investigations



Is your trade mark already in use? brand-protectionPrior to registering a trade mark, Trademark Investigation Services (NZ) Ltd (TMIS (NZ)) can assist you in undertaking searches to determine:

  • Is it in use?
  • Has it ever been in use?
  • What sort of use?
  • How long since use ceased?

brand-usageWe will ensure there is no existing, pending or conflicting registration. We will provide you with the information you need to ensure your trade mark does not get opposed.

These are important questions for the facilitation of the trade mark registration or de-registration process. These searches are comprehensive.


The expansion of the internet has resulted in an increasingly high level of fraud. TMIS (NZ) will work with you and investigate these cases to provide you with the information you need to bring the culprits to justice.


brand-protection-factsWe engage some of the most experienced surveillance operators around New Zealand. This is an expensive resource but used and tasked correctly surveillance can be a very useful tool.

Surveillance can be utilised on a daily or weekly basis according to your needs. We recommend most surveillance be conducted on a one man a day with a 12 hour day commencing at 0700 hours. This may need to start earlier in some cases.

In some difficult cases, two (2) surveillance operatives may be needed and we can roster 24×7 duties when required.

Video footage, still images and detailed log of activities are submitted.

Careful planning is necessary to ensure resources aren’t wasted and that all enquiry is pertinent. Contact us here.