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Trademark Oppositions

Has your application been opposed?

Do you want to oppose someone else’s application?

We can help.

Oppositions to pending applications are a fundamental part of the trademark registration process in Canada. Opposition proceedings are highly technical, adversarial, and involve complex issues of fact and law. The proceedings can take a long time, and involve numerous different steps.

Much more information about the process and requirements if found here.

Evidence matters.  A lot.

In particular, if you want to win a trademark opposition proceeding in Canada you must pay close attention to the highly specialized rules of evidence that apply. If your evidence is not in the proper form, it is very easy to lose. Conversely, experienced counsel can often defeat less experienced opponents in trademark oppositions simply through proper use of the rules.

Get professional help.

Trademark oppositions are not for amateurs or dabblers. We strongly recommend against the “DIY” (do-it-yourself) approach to oppositions. If your trademark rights matter to you, then you must retain experienced, counsel to represent and advocate for you. Contact us for a free consultation.

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