Wine and spirits trademarks and more globally agri-food trademarks are subject primarily to trademark Law but also to specific French and European legal provisions.
In that respect, cultural characteristics and specificities have to be taken into account. Wine and spirits trademarks are submitted to specific conditions of validity (regulations on traditional terms, conflicts with geographical indications …).
Thanks to our expertise in the wine and spirits field as well as in the food sector, we provide our clients customized services adapted to their business activity.
Trademark portfolio management
Some services we are offering to our clients for portfolio management are:
We conduct trademark opposition procedures:
Our dedicated team intervenes on opposition on the grounds of an designation of origin or on a geographical indication.
We negotiate coexistence agreements and settlements during the cooling off period of the trademark opposition procedure before the EUIPO.
During the contentious phase, we develop detailed legal arguments based on case law of the European Court of Justice.
We handle appeals before the EUIPO Boards of Appeals.
If necessary, we take the case:
Our presence in Alicante, near the European Union trademark Office, allows us to:
We monitor trademarks in France, Europe and throughout the world.
Our monitoring reports include detailed advices on the possibilities and opportunities for oppositions and other legal and administrative actions.
Trademark & Company Name searches
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