Renewal of an EU trademark
We handle the renewal of your EU trademark rights on time and cost-efficiently. We are always aware of current requirements and can adequately protect your European trademark rights. EU trademark is valid for ten years from the filing date and can be renewed for successive ten-year periods indefinitely.
Assignment of an EU trademark
We assist you in recording the assignment of your EU trademark. A Trademark Assignment is a transfer of an owner's rights, title, and interest in a trademark or service mark to another party. We draft and file with EU IPO a trademark assignment document which is signed by the original owner ("assignor") transferring ownership of the trademark to a new owner ("assignee").
Change of name and/or address of an EU TM owner
We submit a request for the recording of a change in the name and/or address of EU trademark owner.
Taking over representation before the EUIPO
We do not charge an additional fee for taking over representation of a file, if we can charge for another service at the same time. Otherwise, we deduct this fee when we charge for another service.
Opposition proceedings before the EUIPO
Filing an opposition against EU trademark application
The opposition is a procedure that allows you to object against third party’s application for a European Union trademark or an international registration designating the EU based on the earlier rights it holds. An opposition must be filed within three months after the date of publication.
Substantiation of opposition against EU trademark application
Within two months, after EUIPO declares the opposition admissible and the cooling-off period expires, the opponent may submit additional facts, evidence and arguments in support of the opposition. The opponent must prove the existence, validity and scope of protection of its invoked earlier rights, and its entitlement to file the opposition.
Filing a response to the opposition
In the case an opposition is filed an applicant is given two months to respond to the opposition. The applicant may challenge the opposition on various grounds provided by the law and defend his application against rejection by the EUIPO
Conducting negotiations within the opposition proceedings
In the opposition proceedings before EUIPO there are two months of cooling-off period provided for negotiations between the parties with the aim to reach an amicable settlement and avoid the cost of preparing and submitting evidence.
Cancellation action against EU trademark
Filing a cancellation action (the application for revocation or for a declaration of invalidity) against EU trademark
The cancellation (revocation/invalidity) procedures allows you to challenge third party’s European Union trade mark once it is already registered basing on various grounds provided by the law, including a lack of proper (genuine) use avoiding legal proceedings in national court.
Filing a response to a cancellation action (the application for revocation or for a declaration of invalidity) against EU trademark
In case a cancellation request is filed against your trade mark registration an applicant within two months is entitled to provide a response in defence to keep the challenged trade mark alive. Lack of applicant’s response is not an obstacle for the EUIPO to decide the request on the merits.
Filing an appeal in examination, opposition or cancellation proceedings
If the party involved in any proceedings before EUIPO is not satisfied with a decision taken by the EUIPO and considers its wrongful or erroneous, it is possible to appeal against such decision within 2 months provided a written arguments supporting the appeal within further two months. The Board of Appeal may overrule any of decisions taken by EUIPO.
* Minimum fee. Actual fee can depend on circumstances of a particular case and is always a subject of approval of the client.