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Trademark opposition in Germany and Europe

An notice of trademark opposition is usually lodged by someone in order to delete a registered trademark partially or completely.

1. What is the term for filing a notice of trademark opposition?

A notice of opposition must be filed within three months after the registration of a German mark. In the case of a Europem trademark, the opposition must be filed within three months after publication of the European trademark application.

2. Which are the grounds on which opposition can be based on?

An opposition can be based on an earlier filed or registered national trademark, a European trademark or an IR trademark. Moreover, the trademark opposition may also be based on an earlier business name or a company name or on an earlier used internet domain. For more info, please contact one of our European trademark attorneys.

3. How much does an opposition cost?

Apart from the official opposition fee (currently 350 €), attorney fees for preparing an opposition will fall due, which are usually calculated depending on the effort involved. We will be happy to provide you with an individual offer. Please contact us. Our European trademark attorneys look forward to hearing from you.