Acquiring, registering and developing your intellectual property rights is somewhat meaningless if you don’t also take the time to protect and enforce those rights against exploitation.
Our team is ably equipped to advise you on all aspects of enforcement through filing oppositions, issuing suitably drafted cease and desist letters and if necessary issuing proceedings. Where possible, we favour the use of alternative means of dispute resolution such as negotiation and mediation to resolve the matter in dispute amicably and efficiently.
Recent work highlights
- Acted for the GAA in the infringement and passing off of its trademarks to include the removal of seizure and detention of counterfeit products, removal of infringing websites, facebook pages, Instagram posts and other infringing material online
- Advised for a SME in a set of opposition proceedings before the EUIPO opposing the registration of a competing trademark
- Acted for a franchisee in the enforcement of its registered trademark
- Acted for a franchisee in a passing off action regarding the use of its unregistered trade mark