All trademark applications go for a 30 day period of opposition. This means that anyone (another person or company) can oppose the registration of an application. The trademark opposition process is meant 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 your application will be canceled by the US Government. A response can be in the form of an answer or simple negotiation (depending on the case and circumstance).

We have successfully defended and negotiated settlements of trademark oppositions. Because each case is unique we will gladly review your case and provide a quote for engaging in settlement discussions or answering the opposition that has been filed against you.

As your trademark opposition attorney, Gerben Law Firm can represent you in any trademark opposition matter before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.