Coexistence Agreements

When filing your trademark, you could face opposition from the owner of an earlier trademark.
It is also possible that a trademark application can be filed that infringes your trademark right.

Coexistence AgreementsIf the two conflicting trademarks are identical or similar but do not concern the same fields of activity, negotiating a coexistence agreement may be appropriate in order to avoid dispute. Setting up a trademark coexistence agreement will avoid potential conflicts.

In a coexistence agreement, the parties recognize each other’s rights and jointly determine the conditions for the coexistence of their trademarks in a given market. In particular, they must define the categories of goods and/or services for which each trademark may be used and the territory of use for each of them.

Dreyfus and its experts will support you in drawing up an amicable coexistence agreement.