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Trademarks

A trademark is a sign which makes it possible to distinguish your products and services from the competition's and guarantee its origin to the consumer. Thanks to a trademark, you obtain an operating monopoly over a mark in a specific activity sector.

Obtaining a trademark is much more complex than it seems and does not come down to a simple administrative filing formality with trademark Offices in France or abroad.

The trademark, which is really a commercial and legal tool for your business, requires the adoption of a protection and promotion strategy. Our role, as specialists, is to advise you to ensure optimal protection of your trademark in France and abroad, thanks to the following services:

  • Choice of a trademark: proposal of a methodology to choose the most relevant mark;
  • Validity of a trademark: our experience allows us to perform an in-depth legal analysis in order to verify that your mark meets the legal conditions; in particular, we perform priority searches in order to ensure that the chosen mark does not violate the rights of third parties;
  • Filing: we advise you, according to you project, on the type of trademark to file and the type of products and services to protect through a wording adapted to your current and future needs. In case of protection abroad, we present the different possible options to you (filing within the priority period) with their advantages and disadvantages on a legal, marketing and financial level (community trademark, international trademark or national filings);
  • Procedure for registering your trademark in France and abroad: we answer the official letters issued by the different Offices in order to obtain your trademark right; to that end, we rely on a network of correspondents covering all foreign countries;
  • Monitoring of your trademark throughout the world: we implement legal monitoring in order to act immediately in the event a trademark is filed which may undermine your prior rights (opposition, formal notice letters...);
  • Contracts: negotiation, writing or revision of your contracts (license, transfer, coexistence agreements...);
  • Defence of your interests, whether as claimant or respondent:
      - opposition proceedings before the Offices in France or abroad,
      - trademark infringement or unfair competition lawsuit, suit for forfeiture or nullity,
      - lawsuit for parasitic actions,
      - implementation of specific procedures: seizure, bailiff report, customs confiscation.
  • Management of your trademark portfolio, in particular reminders to renew your trademarks.
   
   
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