No more business without a memorable brand – online trademark registration just a click away, paid, done. The bad surprise often comes just a little while later by lawyer’s letter: your trademark is too similar to a previously registered trademark with better priority, you should withdraw the application and refrain from using the name you want to protect, and immediately change your company name that is identical to your trademark.
Professional brand protection: Avoid collisions with older brands from the beginning, and then prevent your brand from unauthorized use by others and from being diluted by later brands that are confusingly similar to yours – we’ll help you do that.
The owner of an older trademark has objected to your trademark application? This happens quite frequently. But your trademark application has not failed yet. We advise and represent you in opposition proceedings before the Austrian Patent and Trademark Office as well as before the European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO. Often the trademark conflict can be settled by an amicable trade mark demarcation agreement.
Trademark infringement proceedings can be expensive – in addition to high legal costs, the defendant is threatened with claims for damages, surrender of profits and injunctive relief – the latter may require a complete rebranding and the renaming of your company. When you’re facing a trademark infringement dispute you should consult a law office with expertise in trademark law – like us.