Trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings are important elements of any brand strategy.  They help you as an owner to keep trade mark registers free from conflicting marks.  New trade mark filings can also give an early warning of a competitor’s commercial plans.  Having the right insight will help you as a brand owner act early and maintain your competitive advantage.

To help you stay ahead of your competitors, we can provide you with a watching service to monitor trade marks and the latest trade mark opposition rules.  Through this service we can help you to identify and object to applications that conflict with your established trade mark rights quickly. Acting early makes all the difference and we have an impressive success rate in trade mark cancellation proceedings.

We also understand that, in many cases, a negotiated settlement may be more appropriate. Over the years, we have helped resolve numerous trade mark opposition and cancellation cases for clients who needed our help both defending and opposing registered trade marks.