Oppositions, Appeals and Related Actions

Oppositions, Appeals and Related Actions

We represent clients in oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office and UK Intellectual Property Office.

The European patent application procedure, and the trade mark application procedure in the UK and many other countries provide opportunities for parties who are concerned by applications to file oppositions.

We are experienced at both filing oppositions and defending opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and the UK Trade Mark Registry. Filing a successful opposition – or defending an opposition – requires careful thought as to strategy and arguments, which have to be backed up by well-presented written and oral submissions. We have a strong track record in this regard.

Furthermore, we regularly handle Appeals from the examining and opposition divisions before the European Patent Office where we again have a strong track record.