Title

Content-Based Retrieval for Trademark Registration

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

With ever increasing number of registered trademarks, the task of trademark office is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure the uniqueness of all trademarks registered. Trademarks are complex patterns consisting of various image and text patterns, called device-mark and word-in-mark respectively. Due to the diversity and complexity of image patterns occurring in trademarks, due to multi-lingual word-in-mark, there is no very successful computerized operating trademark registration system. We have tackled key technical issues: multiple feature extraction methods to capture the shape, similarity of multi-lingual word-in-mark, matching device mark interpretation using fuzzy thesaurus, and fusion of multiple feature measures for conflict trademark retrieval. A prototype System for Trademark Archival and Registration (STAR) has been developed. The initial test run has been conducted using 3000 trademarks, and the results have shown satisfaction to trademark officers and specialists.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Intellectual Property Law | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Multimedia Tools and Applications

Volume

3

Issue

3

First Page

245

Last Page

267

ISSN

1380-7500

Identifier

10.1007/bf00393940

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf00393940