Practice Areas. Trademark Law

In the area of trademark law, Rolim, Mietzel, Wohlnick & Calheiros LLP counsels its clients comprehensively on the strategic aspects of their (trademark) portfolio, accompanies the necessary administrative proceedings and assists with the extrajudicial as well as judicial enforcement and protection of all intellectual property rights. Inter alia, the relevant activities comprise:

• Registration of Community Trademarks with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market [OHIM] in Alicante

• Registration of (national) trademarks with the German Patent and Trademark Office [Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt; DPMA] as well as with the Patent and Trademark Offices in all other European countries

• Filing of applications for International Registrations (using the Madrid System) via the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] in Geneva

• Registration of (national) trademarks with the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property [Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial; INPI]

• Registration of (national) trademarks in all other South and Central American countries (inter alia Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tabago, Uruguay and Venezuela)

• Registration of (national) trademarks with the Chinese Patent and Trademark Office

• Drafting of lists of goods and services; execution of priority searches

• Continuous monitoring (subsequent to registration)

• Defense in and prosecution of opposition proceedings

• Drafting and negotiation of delimitation agreements as well as licensing and transfer agreements

• Drafting of cease and desist letters; conducting the respective extrajudicial proceedings

• Judicial enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights (interim measures as well as main proceedings)

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