All businesses want to differentiate their products and services from their competitors. Trademark law is designed to meet this objective by granting a relative monopoly, limited to the products and services claimed in the registration formalities, over any mark (verbal, figurative, sound, etc.) likely to constitute, in the eyes of the public, an indication of commercial origin. A trademark is not a creative right but a right of occupancy, as the mark is not required to be new or original. CBD will assist you in selecting your trademarks, checking their availability and in all the administrative procedures (objection, application for revocation or declaration of invalidity, with the competent offices). Moreover, we possess recognized expertise in both civil and criminal trademark disputes, and are regularly referred to by leading lawyers in this field.
Also, we are the link between customs and right holders through customs surveillance and official detention proceedings.
CBD also has significant experience in unfair competition disputes and helps its clients in preventing and combating the risk of confusion between competing products or companies, or the risk of a competing or non-competing company riding on the coat-tails of another in order to benefit unduly from its investments, its reputation or that of its products.
CBD intervenes at every stage of an unfair competition dispute, from writing a formal letter of notice up to obtaining a judicial ruling from the Courts.