Our team of trademark attorneys works closely together with our clients to create the best suitable strategy for obtaining protection of their trademarks.
You may rely on our advice from the early stage of choosing a trademark when we can assist you with performing clearance searches and making sure your trademark is available to use and registration. A thorough linguistic check is performed to make sure your mark does not have any negative connotation.
Further on, we work with you to select the classes of goods and services which best identify your business and ensure that the drafting of the list of goods and services offers you the largest protection possible.
Filing the trademark application follows a smooth process. We keep you duly informed of every stage of registration and send you timely reports about the developments before the Trademark Office.
In case the registration proceeding is affected by a provisional refusal issued by the Office Examiner we have the required expertise and years of practice enabling us to file a defense against provisional refusals.
The collaboration with our clients does not stop with the registration of their marks. We are also in charge with performing trademark watching services which ensure timely identification of possible new threats.
Filing third party oppositions is one of the most frequent proceeding handled by our trademark department. Our attorneys are well acquainted with the recent case law and practice and provide well grounded cases. This applies also the other way around. We provide strong defense of our client’s new applications in case of third party oppositions.
Our attorneys are acredited to provide representation in trademark revocation and invalidation actions. We help in developing the case strategy and ensure representation before the competent authorities.
Trademark enforcement is vital when owning a trademark. We may represent our clients with enforcing their trademarks before customs and the competent authorities.
Advantages of filing EUROPEAN TRADEMARKS
The European Trademark (EUTM) is an unique protection instrument which ensures significant regional protection. The mark is valid in all 28 EU member states and extends in case of further accessions. If there is interest in obtaining protection in more than 3 EU member states the EUTM is a highly cost efficient right. Although it can be difficult to find a place within the over 1 million registered EUTMs and high number of national marks originating from the 28 member states, it is worth the investment. There is always the possibility of conversion of the EUTM into national applications if your mark is suitable for such action by preserving the EUTM filing date. The registration process is a smooth one with as little as 4 months to receive the registration certificate if no obstacles are encountered.
Representation for INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS
If your goal is to register an international trademark you may rely on our trademark department to facilitate the registration anywhere in the world. We collaborate with an extensive network of associes being able to assist you with specific registration procedures in any state.