Trademark applications are often prone to opposition proceedings in the event a prior filed mark is “confusingly similar” to the application at hand. This commonly occurs when a proper trademark search has not been performed prior to the application being filed. Once the trademark has registered it may then subject to cancellation proceedings due to a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, non-use and/or bad faith. Monitoring your trademark for potential infringers & then filing for an opposition or cancellation proceeding prior to infringement proceedings being initiated at the courts is an effective way to defend against third party infringers.
Our attorneys are very knowledgeable and experienced in trademark oppositions and cancellations and can provide clients with well reasoned strategies and accurate assessments of their chances of success in proceedings located in the U.S.A., U.K. and E.U. Often our clients prefer to settle these matters for reasons of cost and/or expedition, and in such cases we help meet their objectives by way of commercial or extrajudicial negotiations and agreements with the opposing party.