In the Benelux, the European Union and in many other countries, the registration procedure offers an opposition facility. This is a reasonably simple way to lodge an appeal with the official trademark office of a specific country or territory against the registration of a later, similar trademark application. An opposition must be filed by a deadline which in principle cannot be deferred. Arnold + Siedsma provides its clients with expert advice on their legal position in an opposition and conducts the proceedings in an efficient and vigorous manner.
Furthermore, Arnold + Siedsma can employ its expertise in the negotiations between parties, seeking ways to reach a settlement. The ultimate solution must have a sound legal basis, but practical, financial and commercial consequences of mutual agreements are at least equally important. In any event, the key question is whether the outcome is viable for you in practice.
Also through the close collaboration with our own lawyers, a careful quality control can be carried out to rule out any surprises in the event of any follow-up to the opposition proceedings before the national court. Moreover, as a result of this unique combination, we will handle your entire file, including before the court!