Nevertheless, a third party could try to use a trademark, logo or trade name that causes confusion with your trademark. It’s then important to enforce your trademark and to take legal action. The intellectual property counsels at Merk-Echt can assist you. We always proceed in a practical way and keep a close eye on your interests. We provide you with advice and guide you through every step. Some examples: 

  • a cease-and-desist letter with the purpose of reaching a settlement with the other party (for example by withdrawing the trademark, narrowing the goods or services, etc.); abstention statement, in which a counterparty confirms no to use the sign and (eventually) commits to a penalty clause 
  • opposition procedure (if applicable), in which the official trademark organization decides on the registration of an opposed trademark. Do you want to make sure that you don’t miss the opposition period? Use our trademark surveillance; 
  • lawsuit, in which you are represented by a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property and the court provides the final judgment. 

Preventing misuse of a trademark

Experience shows that we can solve at least 95% of the conflicts without intervention of a court. 

We can also assist you in conflicts involving designs, trade names, domain names, copyrights, and the use of your trademark in Google ads. 

We can also provide you with advice and assist you, should you want to sell your trademark or license it to another party.  

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We will be happy to provide you with advice in case your trademark is being misused. A protected and secure trademark is a strong trademark.

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