Timing and formalities play an important role in opposition proceedings as time limits are strict and formalities are complex. Solid legal knowledge and experience is therefore needed in all opposition proceedings against patent and trademark applications, and thorough technical knowledge is essential in oppositions against patent applications. Designs and utility models cannot be opposed during the application procedure, however, invalidation procedures can be initiated after they have been registered. Administrative invalidation proceedings can also be used against already registered trademarks in most parts of the world. We handle opposition and invalidation procedures in Finland and all around the world. Settlement negotiations between the parties is a typical phase of the overall process, during the proceedings, and even before any administrative procedure is initiated.
The client wishes to initiate proceedings against the other party's right or to defend itself against such a procedure.
We assess the initial situation, the client's goals and how we propose to proceed. Information and material from the client is often needed for the procedure.
Preparation and the procedure at the administrative authorities
We prepare the necessary documents in cooperation with the client. We initiate proceedings at the relevant authority, keep the client updated on progress of the procedure and take necessary additional measures, until a decision is made by the relevant authority.
Pricing of oppositions and invalidationsThe pricing is mainly based on time used in providing the service. Before starting the assignment, we will at request provide a price estimate based on the estimated number of hours required.
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