Trademark watching – what is it and why you should use it

Trademark watching – what is it and why you should use it

03 June 2020 - Dominika Zioło
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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.

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