Trademark Opposition Proceedings

Once the examination process has been successfully completed, all trademarks are advertised in the Canadian Trade-marks Journal.

All trademark applications can be opposed within two months of the trademark being advertised. In Canada, any person (individual or company) can oppose the registration of an application. After review, the Trademarks Opposition Board will forward the statement of opposition to the applicant, which has two months to file a counter statement.

If you receive a notice of opposition you must respond. If you do not, your application will be deemed abandoned.

We have successfully defended and negotiated settlements of trademark oppositions. Because each case is unique we will gladly review your case and provide a quote for engaging in settlement discussions or answering the opposition that has been filed against you.

Our experienced legal team can represent you in any trademark opposition matter before the Trademarks Opposition Board.