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CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

What can you do when another business wants to use your trademark

20.02.2019


Situations can vary. We have already expressed our opinion in other materials on how we proceed when the trademark our customer wishes to register is already in use on the market. But what happens when the customer is the one that owns the trademark that a competitor wishes to register for the marketed products?

The procedure followed is similar to the one in which the customer wishes to register an already existing mark. Specifically, our client, a well-known pharmaceutical company, uses a brand under which it sells food supplements. An application for an identical trademark has been filed by another pharma company with the purpose to bring medical products, such as cement for arthroplasty, to the market.

In order to reach consensus with the adversary, we have started negotiations aiming to conclude with a coexistence agreement. In the event that we won’t reach an agreement that suits both parties and does not damage in any way our client’s brand, then we will go to EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office), the institution that manages trademark cases across the EU, and we will file an opposition to defend our client’s rights.

14.03.2019

Assisting a pharma lab in court

Starting with 2016, we are representing a reputable French pharmaceutical laboratory in some files / procedures that overlook the way in which clinical trials are being carried out in Romania. These studies impact both the local and the European medical community. For this reason, the courts in Romania, where our client operates these studies, want ( learn more )

06.03.2019

How a simple phrase can prevent your trademark to be registered

Our experience and years of practice thought us that, although the interest of our clients and the purpose of our services is the same, the way to deliverance can be spurred with different problems, and the methods of solving them are often diverse. Context. Our client, an important European producer of materials in the transport ( learn more )

28.02.2019

Trademarks registration in Canada

Since last November, we are handling the case of a chocolate and sweets Swiss manufacturer who wants to register two brands in Canada in order to enter and sell its’ company products on the local market. Following the filing of the trademark applications, we have been notified by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) that ( learn more )