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1st first geographical indication accredited

The French IP office has recently accredited the first geographical indication for manufactured and handmade products and the lucky winner...

Acknowledgement of industrial property titles in French Polynesia

Within the framework of the organic law n°2004-192 of February 27, 2004 organizing the autonomy of French Polynesia, the competence...

Geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade products and modifications of trademark opposition procedure

Henceforth next to the AOC and IGP (protected geographical indication) the so-called “alimentary”, the geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade...

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Trademarks

CHECKING

First of all, it is essential to choose the right name available among linguistic, semeiological and legal obligation.

We guide you from the creation of the name with advice about its pronunciation and meaning to ensure its freedom of use :

  • Legal analysis of the availability search results
  • Assessment of risks and advice for final decision
  • Strategies to overcome prior rights:
    • In use investigation
    • Acquisition of prior trademark
    • Invalidity request on non-use

FILING AND MANAGEMENT

We assist you in every steps of the trademark’s life before the Office, from filing to registration and for the management of your Trademarks Portfolio.

  • Drafting of the specification of goods and services in compliance with current and possible use of the product and/or service.
  • Follow-up of procedures until the issuance of the Trademark registration Certificate.
  • Filing in foreign countries through suitable International procedures and a   worldwide network of colleagues carefully chosen according to skills and fees.
  • Drafting of the list of goods and services in compliance with national specifics and legal requirements of each country.
  • Management of deadlines in a specific software tool and manual typing – weekly double checking.

DEVELOPMENT

We advise watching procedures to ensure that no other entity tries to cause confusion with your distinctive signs.

  • Trademark watch in selected countries and surveillance of trademarks filed by your competitors, or of close trademarks for a quick action
  • Selection of efficient actions for the defence of your rights
  • Drafting and filing of watch requests before customs services
  • Auditing of trademarks portfolios

DEFENCE

  • Our constant concern is that you can use a trademark that guarantees your a real legal and commercial monopoly and that can be efficiently opposed to third parties.
  • Drafting and filing of argumented observations for opposition procedures before Offices.
  • Drafting of Cease and Desist letters and negotiations in the field of infringement
  • Drafting of transactions and agreements
  • Request for customs detention
  • Legal aid during infringement seizure
  • Dealing of infringement legal action through our IP3 network