Coexistence Agreements

When filling your trademark, you may be confronted with an opposition from the owner of an earlier trademark.

It is also possible that a trademark application may be filed and may infringe 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 if you do not want to be involved in a 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 assist you in drawing up an amicable coexistence agreement.