What is real
is not external form.”
As of July 2018, we are handling a case regarding the banking industry. Our client is a private equity US firm which has completed the acquisition of a subsidiary bank from a giant group in this field.
They intend to rebrand the business and step by step to reach the objective to strengthen the Eastern Europe banking sector. We are assisting them in this process of rebranding by providing support and consultancy on issues such as trademark availability searches and trademark application fillings.
In a process of rebranding you get at that point where you need to register your trademark. Until it is registered, your desired wording or design is not a trademark yet, but only an idea. Although it may seem the best fir for your business, you first have to check if it is available.
Trademark application fillings
Registering a trademark requires following a number of steps. Once you are sure your trademark does not conflict with other preexisting IP assets, you can apply for the specific registration, by abiding to the formalities provided by the law of the respective country in which you wish to proceed with the registration. The application fillings are to be addressed to the institution operating in the respective jurisdiction.
A large part of our team has been present at the most important IP-event held this year in Boston, in May 2019. Our colleagues have met several partners and colleagues. They have also negotiated, during face-to-face meetings, key aspects of pending deals in the name of our clients. It was also another year when our ( learn more )
Among our recent large mandates, we are proud to count the IP due-diligence performed in the name of a famous US investment-fund, who just bought a network of private clinics in Eastern-Europe. The focus is not only on the brand itself, but also on additional good-will which can be captured through several assets including websites, ( learn more )
We represent an important Swiss company in the FMCG industry, in relation to a foreign patent extended to Europe. Our task is to help them in preparing the file able to stop the expansion of the patent to Europe. The difficulty resides in the need to find earlier public documentation, a soft-skill necessary in this ( learn more )