Learn more about our project capabilities and services
Our approach to helping our clients defend their trademark portfolio is based on three pillars.
Our universal Proof of use Collection service (the ACoP approach), optimization of trademark defense related processes and tailored projects to substantiate claims of fame and reputation, trans-border reputation and non-generic status.
As global brands and internationally used trademarks face a increasingly hostile environment and ever stricter requirements from governmental agencies like the USTPO, the OHIM and SAIC, the value and importance of the ability to defend trademarks are higher than ever before.
We help our international clients substantiate claims of fame and reputation, trans-border reputation and non-generic status through controlled and resultoriented projects.
Drawing on extensive experience from legal and quality management we help our clients to effectuate control and efficient execution of their trademark related processes globally and regionally. Having control of the trademark related processes performed on behalf of a Licensor for instance, is of immense importance, but rarely in satisfactory control.
The ultimate risk of loosing the right to use a trademark is more present today than ever before in history.
ACoP is short for our universal service, Assessment, Collection & overview, and Provision.
Assessments are preliminary investigations of current processes, awareness and sample proof of use from a clients organization and distribution network. We strive to make use of the clients current regional setup, thus investigating for instance a group of countries and marks in a region like the South America, Asia/Pacific or the European Union.
The collection service is a service in which we establish, manage and execute proof of use collection protocols for the clients, thus strengthening the clients robustness and execution readiness related to oppositions, cancellation actions and renewals.
Though access to the ProbatiMap(TM) online application, the clients are given direct access to the collected proof of use.
As a natural full circle of the universal service, we provide clients with an in depth evaluation of the collection related to the specific needs of the clients in their brand protection efforts.
Our approach to trademark defense is a combination of three services, which alone and in combination provide your company with the ability to document the use of your trademarks.