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Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
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Oppositions
Cancellations
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Trademarks

Trademarks Directory
About Trademarks
More on Trademarks
Why Protect a Trademark
Trademarks vs Patents
Trademark Infringement
Trademark Internet Issues
Trademark Weight
Trademark Myths
TM Searches - Basic
TM Searches - Corporate
TM Pre-filing Assessment
About TM Registrations
Registration Process Outline
TM Registrations - Standard
TM Registrations - Corporate
TM Stand. Registration Order
Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
Slogans
Oppositions
Cancellations
Trademark Consultations
On-Line Order Searches

   

 

 


Trademark Oppositions & Cancellations
 

The trademark-side of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does more than grant or deny trademark registrations.  There are procedures, available to anyone having a legitimate interest to protect, for contesting a registration before it issues, or after it issues.

Oppositions. 

  • All applications for registration of a mark on the Principal Register that have passed the examination stage are published for opposition.

  • The date of publication opens a thirty-day window period for filing a Notice of Opposition, or a request to extend the time period for so doing.

  • A time extension granted to one party cannot be used by another party.

  • Upon the filing of a timely and sufficient Notice of Opposition, an inter parte Opposition proceeding will be declared by the TTAB (the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board).

more - Opposition topics directory

Cancellations. 

  • All issued Registrations can be challenged after issuance. 

  • Warning -- most, but not all, bases for challenging an issued Registration are lost if and when the Registration attains the status of "incontestable" and that status can be achieved after the fifth year anniversary of the registration. 

  • Upon the filing of a sufficient Petition for Cancellation, an inter parte Cancellation proceeding will be declared by the TTAB (the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board).

Oppositions and Cancellations are no place for amateurs.
If you think you need one, or if one has found you,
consult an experienced IP Attorney.


 

other topics - trademark myths, naming and branding, oppositions, trademark searches, trademark registrations, domain names, slogans

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25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
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