PRACTICE

Trademarks

GLP is specialized in protecting and managing trademarks, and we collaborate with Companies in all the important steps of the process. We carry out a thorough study of all prior art documents before filing, and we take into account regulations that are only partly the same in the main areas of business; at the same time, we manage and analyze the use of the trademark on the Internet.

The consultancy given to our Clients by our attorneys ranges from assessing the protectability of the distinctive sign in question, strategic consultancy regarding the protecton of the trademark, filing the trademark on a European, Italian and international level, and includes an economic assessment of the titles present in the Clients' portfolio.

Our consultancy also extends to all those activities relating to industrial property, both before filing, such as studying the best filing strategy and/or anayzing pre-existing rights, and also after filing, with analysis deriving from web surveillance and monitoring the use of the trademark.

GLP trademark attorneys can boast many decades of experience, and are registered to practice before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, until 23 March 2016 known as Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market - OHIM), the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and the Republic of San Marino's Patent and Trademark Office (USBM).

Thanks to our professional staff, we at GLP provide counseling to our Clients for the evaluation, registration and managing of their trademarks as European Union Trademarks (until 23 March 2016 known as European Community Trademarks), International Trademarks (Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol), Italian Trademarks, and Trademarks in the Republic of San Marino and all over the world.

Our services also include the following:

  • Providing counseling on trademark protecting strategies.
  • Evaluating whether a logo, name, form, color, perfume, acronym, or any other distinctive sign may be protected.
  • Studying, preparing and filing applications for: European Union Trademarks, International Trademarks under the Madrid Agreement and/or the Madrid Protocol, Italian Trademarks, Trademarks in the Republic of San Marino.
  • Filing trademarks all over the world, through a wellestablished network of associates.
  • Assisting in examination procedures to obtain the registration of a trademark.
  • Representing Clients in active and passive opposition procedures on the registration of a trademark.
  • Managing trademark portfolios.
  • Checking and managing trademarks for maintenance and renewal.
  • Research among trademarks to discover the existence of similar or identical trademarks in specific countries or groups of countries.
  • Carrying out a continuous or periodic surveillance on trademarks, using criteria such as trademark and/or owner.
  • Providing technical and/or legal opinions on Clients' and third parties' trademarks, and relative assistance in legal actions.
  • Assisting for the transfer of individual trademarks and/or trademark portfolios.
  • Assisting in preparing license agreements, distribution agreements, etc., in relation to trademarks.
  • Assisting in organizing a service within Companies to manage trademarks.
  • Making economic evaluations of individual trademarks and/or trademark portfolios.
  • Providing training courses on trademarks for technicalcommercial personnel within interested Companies.
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