What happens if someone opposes my trademark application?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Generally, once a third party files a notice of opposition, it will be examined by the IP office. Upon examination, the opposed party (you) will be informed about the newest developments and be allowed to respond within a specific period.

When engaging in the opposition proceedings, it is advisable to hire an experienced attorney who will be acting on your behalf. Your attorney will analyze the opposition and the opposing party. Based on the findings, they will choose the best course of action.

It's important to note that even if someone files an opposition against your trademark, it does not necessarily mean you won't be able to find an amicable solution.

You can find the most common resolution tactics in this article.

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