We advise and represent our clients in all trademark matters. Prior to filing a trademark, we conduct identity and similarity searches to avoid collisions with third-party trademarks. If necessary, we draft a list of goods and services in line with the Nice Classification that will meet the official requirements upon filing the trademark application. We keep a sense of proportion to guarantee a scope that is as broad as possible but also enforceable.
We defend applied and registered trademarks in opposition proceedings, cancellation proceedings and infringement proceedings against third parties before the national Patent Offices, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Court of Justice and the courts of the EU. This is where our expertise in trademark matters relating to risk of confusion, distinctiveness, similarity and identity of claimed goods and services, evidence of use, prior-rights agreements gathered over more than 50 years comes into play.
We manage the trademark portfolios of our clients worldwide and maintain a comprehensive network of international contacts for this purpose. Thus, we are able to support our clients’ IP strategies to identify their goods and services all over the world.