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Blog 29 May 2019

"What is an opposition proceeding and how can I use it?"

In this rubric, the basics regarding Intellectual Property will be explained. #YouAskWeAnswer. We have shifted our focus from patents to trademarks.

In many countries you may object already during the trademark registration procedure. This is called the opposition proceeding. The official authority involved will decide whether the objection is justified. Objecting to a trademark that is similar to yours and which has been filed for similar goods and/or services at this stage could be advantageous. In order to find out about new applications in good time, it is a good idea to identify applications for new trademark registrations as soon as possible. To this end, you could take out our monitoring subscription.

Monitoring subscriptions

You can request us to monitor your trademark. This means that we draw your attention to new trademark applications that resemble your trademark and which have been requested for the same goods and/or services. In your name, we can then file an opposition on time or contact the trademark holder to see if we can find a solution together. Our monitoring subscriptions start at approximately € 100 annually.