Once a trademark application is approved and published, third parties have 30 days to file an objection to the application with a Notice of Opposition or a request for an extension of time to file the Notice. In addition, third parties can challenge a trademark registration even after it has issued through a cancellation proceeding. These actions begin inter partes or quasi-litigational proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Markery Law is experienced in handling opposition and cancellation proceedings. The TTAB has noted that 98% of these matters resolve before trial, typically through agreements between the parties. Markery Law has negotiated favorable agreements on behalf of clients to resolve these matters. Should your case not resolve amicably, we have the experience to take your matters to trial at the TTAB.