Publication of a study on opposition practices

The TM5 Partners are pleased to announce the publication of a study on legal system information as part of the TM5 Opposition and Appeal project. This useful guide is recommended for trade mark owners and their representatives seeking to protect registered trade marks in the five jurisdictions.

The detailed document is the first of its kind to summarise the legal and practical requirements and practices for dealing with oppositions in each TM5 Office. It sets out the procedural requirements for filing an opposition, the main procedural steps, the different grounds for opposition, and their assessment criteria. There is also a detailed overview of how the Offices assess distinctiveness, reputation, and proof of use in opposition cases, together with visual examples of the same.