Trademark Opposition Proceedings
Canadian trademark applications are advertised for opposition once a week. When your trademark application encounters an opposition, or you face an encroaching mark from a competitor, we can help.
We have significant expertise and experience acting for both applicants and opponents in evaluating potential grounds of opposition, filing Statements of Opposition and Counter statements before the Opposition Board, preparing and filing evidence and arguments, and conducting cross-examinations (depositions) and oral hearings by tele-conference or in-person at the CIPO in Gatineau, Quebec.
Our trademark opposition services include:
- Monitoring trademarks for possible opposition.
- Advising on the likelihood of success of a proposed opposition.
- Conducting all aspects of trademark opposition proceedings, from initiating such proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board to preparing and filing evidence to defend against opposition proceedings, conducting cross-examinations (depositions), preparing and filing written arguments, and attending at oral hearings.
- Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements in respect of opposition proceedings.
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