Oppositions & Litigation

Confusingly similar

We resolve trademark disputes.

Has your trademark application been opposed?
Has some applied for a trademark that is confusingly similar to yours?
Has someone infringed your trademark, or accused you of infringing theirs?

Often you have to fight for your trademark rights.

We provide effective, efficient, and determined representation.

Trademark Oppositions

Trademark oppositions are a fundamental part of the trademark registration process in Canada. Opposition proceedings are highly technical, adversarial, and involve complex issues of fact and law. The proceedings can take a long time, and involve numerous different steps.

In particular, if you want to win a trademark opposition proceeding in Canada you must pay close attention to the highly specialized rules of evidence that apply. If your evidence is not in the proper form, it is very easy to lose. Conversely, experienced counsel can often defeat less experienced opponents in trademark oppositions simply through proper use of the rules.

Trademark oppositions are not for amateurs or dabblers. We strongly recommend against the “DIY” (do-it-yourself) approach to oppositions. If your trademark rights matter to you, then you must retain experienced, zealous counsel to represent you. Contact us for a free consultation.

Trademark litigation