Oppositions to patents and trade marks can be complex, costly and take a long time to reach a conclusion. It is recommended to seek professional advice when wishing to oppose or defend an opposition.
Maxwells are experts in patent and trade mark oppositions and understand the need to meet statutory deadlines and prepare and file the necessary paperwork. Timing and due dates are crucial and Maxwells professionals know the processes and know how to deal with patent and trade mark oppositions effectively and efficiently in a cost effective manner.
These are governed by the Patents Act 1990. The usual reasons most patents are opposed are:
- Because the Patent isn’t deemed new and/or inventive
- The Patent applicant is not the owner
- It is a cost effective way to challenge its validity
- The Patent is not valid
Patent oppositions can only be challenged when:
- It is within three months of publishing a Patent that has been accepted
- Any time if an innovation patent
Swift timely action is imperative and strategically beneficial. Ask Maxwells’ trade mark team today for assistance.