Current Polish and EU trademark registration procedures require trademark owners to play an active role in the process. The offices do not examine the similarity of the trademark submitted for registration with earlier trademarks or whether trademarks identical or similar to those that were submitted for registration earlier exist. For that reason, it is the owner of a registered trademark who is responsible for watching trademark applications and opposing any conflicting registrations. A passive attitude of the trademark owner may result in the registration of identical or similar trademarks. In that case, the only way to eliminate them would be to conduct a trademark revocation (cancellation) procedure, which is more time-consuming, costly, and risky, and may end in litigation.
Our trademark watching service allows us to swiftly identify identical or similar trademarks submitted for registration, assess whether an infringement has occurred, and – if need be – immediately initiate an opposition procedure, send a warning letter, or initiate court proceedings.
Trademark watching is a service recommended both to owners of trademarks recently submitted for registration as well as to businesses which have extensive portfolios of well-established trademarks. In addition to counteracting infringements made against trade mark owners, trademark watching is also an effective tool for observing the competitors’ activities and is a valuable source of information for exporters about the legal status of trademarks on international markets. We provide a customized watching service taking into account our clients’ needs and business goals, including its territorial range and frequency of reporting.
Our highly-qualified specialists use professional analytical tools on a regular basis in order to search patent databases, draw up opinions and practical recommendations for clients, and take necessary steps against infringements and unfair competition. We take care about our clients’ legal security and help them make profits from investing in trademark protection and promotion.
- trademark watching in the territory of Poland
- trademark watching throughout the EU
- worldwide trademark watching
- trademark watching in selected countries