Of the various trademark enforcement mechanisms, one of the most widely used is the trademark opposition proceeding administered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Whether defending or opposing a trademark, Hodgson Russ attorneys have significant experience with such proceedings. For example, we assist clients with preparing and filing Notices of Opposition; preparing and filing Answers to Notices of Opposition; representing clients through each stage of opposition proceedings, including any discovery, substantive motions, depositions, and oral arguments; and negotiating settlements, where appropriate, including by way of co-existence agreements and other settlement agreements. We work closely with agents in numerous countries to assist clients with these services in other jurisdictions.
- Intellectual Property & Technology Alert, October 15, 2015