When a trademark application is filed, it goes through a 30 day period of opposition. This means that anyone (another person or company) can oppose the registration of an application.
The purpose of the trademark opposition process is to give third parties a chance to oppose an application that the US Government would have otherwise registered.
If you receive a notice of opposition you must respond. If you do not, a default judgment will be entered against you and the US Government will cancel your application.
A response can be in the form of an answer or a negotiation with the opposing party.
We have successfully defended and negotiated settlements of many trademark oppositions. Because the nature of each case and opposing party is different we must determine our fee on a case by case basis. Therefore, please contact us directly so that we can examine your case and provide an estimate in writing before we begin work.
If we filed your application and an opposition proceeding has been filed against your application we are happy to represent you at a flat rate of $250.00.
If we did not file your application but you want us to represent you with regard an opposition proceeding (prosecuting or defending) , we are happy to do that.
Our rate for these services are $250.00 per hour.