Opposition

“Franke Hyland is unique in its pursuit of issues, opportunities and original pathways”

Oppositions, re-examination and other similar processes exist in most jurisdictions.  They are a way to challenge the grant or validity of a patent, trade mark, or design, at the relevant IP office.  There are many reasons why you could want to oppose IP rights being granted.  These include:

  • The commercial impact the granting of the IP right would have on your ability to carry on in business.
  • The right may create an unjustified market advantage for a competitor.
  • The right may be too close to your own rights, and so dilute their impact or importance.

We are able to assist you when considering your options for opposing, or taking other action, whether in Australia, New Zealand or throughout the world.  We have experience in managing all kinds of oppositions in Australia and internationally.  These processes are often a cost effective alternative to litigation.

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