Structuring Trademark Coexistence Agreements: Evaluating and Negotiating Agreements to Resolve Trademark Disputes

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Conducted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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This CLE course will guide counsel to trademark owners on negotiating and drafting coexistence agreements. The panel will offer strategies for pursuing, negotiating, and structuring such contracts.


Trademark coexistence agreements are widely used in trademark practice--most commonly to avoid or resolve infringement litigation, opposition or cancellation actions, or to obtain consent to the registration of a mark.

Counsel to trademark owners must understand and carefully consider the potential benefits and disadvantages of pursuing a coexistence agreement before advising a client to seek or agree to a coexistence agreement.

Listen as our authoritative panel of IP attorneys examines coexistence agreements and outlines strategies for each stage of the process--from deciding whether to pursue an agreement to negotiating and structuring the contract.



  1. Agreements: defined/characteristics, differences in agreements, the context in which they arise, and issues that arise
    1. Distinguishing coexistence, consent, concurrent use, and license agreements
    2. Key terms
    3. When to ask
    4. Potential disadvantages
  2. Limitations on use and registration
    1. Geographic scope
    2. Scope of goods
    3. Future expansion
    4. Ongoing cooperation
  3. International considerations


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What factors should counsel consider when weighing the use of a coexistence agreement?
  • What are terms to include in coexistence agreements, and how should such agreements be framed to protect the client's mark?
  • What are the risks to be aware of in negotiating coexistence agreements?


Kozak, Lori
Lori S. Kozak

Partner, Co-Chair Trademarks Practice Group
Fox Rothschild

A seasoned intellectual property attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Kozak has provided strategic...  |  Read More

Leonard, Michael
Michael J. Leonard

Fox Rothschild

Mr. Leonard provides strategic counsel on the availability and adoption of trademarks as well as the management and...  |  Read More

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