THE MOST COMPREHNSIVE
& CREATIVE APPROACH TO PHARMACEUTICAL BRANDING & NAMING.

Pharmaceutical naming is extremely complex, given regulatory and legal constraints and parameters. The world’s most innovative and respected pharmaceutical companies continuously trust our brand creation agency and name safety partner, SafeMark, for proprietary, non-proprietary, and clinical trial verbal and visual branding. When you partner with us, you’re in great company, and joining a team with more than 220 years of combined leadership expertise in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

DECADES OF INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

With 200,000 drugs on the market and more than 1.3 million registered trademarks in Class 5, pharmaceutical naming has never been more elaborate. The difference of one letter could lead to a drug being mistakenly prescribed, resulting in patient harm, or even death. Our senior leadership team, with decades of pharmaceutical experience to their name, works directly on your project to navigate these hurdles and deliver creative, screened, and tested names and confidence.

NO NAMING DATABASES

Your brand isn’t cookie cutter, and we don’t utilize a previously concepted bank of names to pull from for your project. Our global team of naming experts approaches each project individually, to develop original, inventive ideas that are specific to you, your brand, your drug attributes, and your goals. We’re all about recycling, but not for the work we do for clients.

TRADEMARK PARALEGALS ON STAFF

Our team includes trademark paralegals who screen and vet each candidate we show to you. We want to make sure we are only putting viable options in front of your team and take the necessary steps up front to do so.

TRADEMARK & POCA ANALYSIS

Our paralegals employ a combination of tools that include over 238 international trademark databases, along with Pharma-In-Use Legal Prescreen (Corsearch®) and Common-Law Prescreen. Name candidates are also screened with the FDA POCA system to assure that no presented options exceed a 74% threshold in combined Phonetic and Orthographic score.

GLOBAL LINGUISTICS EVALUATION

The world will likely be your stage, and making sure your brand is received well in every market you’ll enter is our top priority. This thorough evaluation is conducted in your 10 identified primary language markets, with in-country, native language-speaking professionals, to ensure the names communicate the correct messaging across all geographic regions.

UNPARALLELED NAME SAFETY TESTING

Our sister brand, SafeMark, is the industry-leader in robust and comprehensive regulatory consulting, safety testing, and package and label services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

IN IT UNTIL YOU WIN IT

We guarantee a partnership until the name is approved for your compound. Period.

A track record of success

We’ve created more than 122 healthcare brand identities…and we’re not looking to slow down any time soon.

PHARMACEUTICAL BRANDING SUCCESS STORIES

WE’RE BUILDING BOLD BRANDS FOR OUR PHARMACEUTICAL PARTNERS

“Brandsymbol is an extremely organized, dedicated team of players who know how to get the job done! They can rally together and roll up their sleeves to do whatever it takes. Brandsymbol is a great asset to any organization, strategic and action oriented.”

Sun Pharmaceuticals