Trademark Registration and Use in the EU: Navigating Examination, Refusals, Appeals, and Oppositions
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel on trademark registration and use in the European Union (EU). The panel will discuss what can and cannot be registered to file the trademark application. The panel will discuss refusals, documentation, the classification system, the examination procedure, and use and proof of use. The panel will address appealing a denied application and oppositions. The panel will offer best practices for U.S. applicant drafters to protect trademarks in Europe without sacrificing U.S. strategy and vice versa.
- Trademark registrations
- What can and cannot be registered
- Filing process
- Classification system
- Use and proof of use
- Examination procedure
- Appealing denied applications
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other vital issues:
- What factors should companies and their counsel consider when determining whether to file trademark applications in the EU?
- What are the grounds for opposing a trademark application or canceling a trademark registration in the EU?
- What steps can U.S. companies and their counsel take to minimize infringement risks?
Dr. Kunz-Hallstein Rechtsanwälte
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and... | Read More
Mr. Kunz-Hallstein practices in all fields of intellectual property, especially in trademark prosecution and litigation as well as portfolio management.Close
Peter Gustav Olson
NJORD Law Firm
Mr. Olson specializes in EU and UK trademarks, EU and UK designs, and domain name conflicts. Having been involved in... | Read More
Mr. Olson specializes in EU and UK trademarks, EU and UK designs, and domain name conflicts. Having been involved in the EUTM since its inception in 1996, Mr. Olson has filed over 1500 TM applications and has been involved in over 1000 EUTM oppositions (as opponent as well as applicant). He assists primarily U.S. clients with EUTM and UKTM issues, both applications filed at EUIPO, and is also taking over the representation of WIPO International Registrations (IR) designations of those jurisdictions. Prior to Brexit, Mr. Olson regularly represented clients before the UKIPO, and he continues to do so post-Brexit via a UK subsidiary. He now represents approximately 2000 UKTMs. Mr. Olson is a member of the EUIPO subcommittee of the INTA Trademark Offices Practice Committee and the MARQUES Designs Team. From 2019-2021 he was an EUIPO SQAP Auditor.Close