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Thomson CompuMark Acquires the Trademark Business of Onscope

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Canadian trademark professionals to benefit from access to world’s largest, global network of trademark information for brand searching and screening

Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, today announced the acquisition of the trademark business of Onscope, a provider of trademark searching, monitoring and online screening in Canada. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Onscope’s search support services for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and its linguistics and translation services were not included.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Onscope is a trusted provider of trademark search and watch services offered in French and English. These, combined with Thomson CompuMark’s best-in-class global trademark solutions, result in a powerful suite of search and brand protection offerings to assist IP professionals in securing brand value and expansion in the Canadian market.

“The addition of Onscope’s trademark business to our IP Solutions portfolio solidifies Thomson CompuMark as the preeminent source of trademark research and protection offerings across Canada,” said Viji Krishnan, vice president of Thomson CompuMark. “Onscope’s clients will benefit from the extensive trademark expertise Thomson CompuMark provides, including access to the world’s largest, global network of trademark data, around-the-clock service throughout the business week, and a host of offerings to drive brand value and protect intangible assets.”

“Canada has a strong, developing IP market, as statistics reveal trademark activity consistently on the rise over the last few years,” said Bryan Haley, president, Onscope. “This agreement is a win-win for customers in need of cutting-edge solutions and expanded offerings to keep pace with the demands of a country experiencing product and IP growth.”


The Onscope Group (Onscope) is a premier Canadian provider of trademark research technology with regional intellectual property expertise and services in both French and English. It has continuously invested in research and development, with an emphasis on technologies relating to linguistics, and has created some of the most innovative products in the fields of information retrieval and translation. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company’s advanced statistics tool is valuable for creating business development analytics across the region. Learn more at

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