Representation in Trademark Matters

Professional Representation


By appointing Pronovem as your representative you ascertain that your trademark matters are dealt with by competent professionals and that you can concentrate on your core business.


National and International Offices


We represent you in registration and opposition proceedings before the BOIP (Benelux Office for Intellectual Property), the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office, formely known as the OHIM), the International Bureau of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), the Swiss Institute for Intellectual Property and the French INPI (Institut national de la propriété industrielle). For the defense of your trademarks worldwide, we maintain a network of carefully selected local associates in virtually every country.


 

Languages


We are a multinational team. Our trademark attorneys speak English, French, Dutch, Spanish and German.


One Contact for Worldwide Trademark Protection


We coordinate trademark registration, opposition or litigation proceedings in all jurisdictions of your choice. When you entrust us with your case, we enter it into our case management system. We coordinate actions with trademark offices, local representatives, lawyers, licensees, presumed or confirmed infringers, etc. taking care to keep you informed about any developments that are of interest to you.


Renewals


Keeping your trademarks in force requires the payment of renewal fees within certain payment windows. We monitor the due dates and advise you well in advance of the renewal fees that will fall due. Clients with larger trademark portfolios appreciate our yearly forecast that allows them to prepare the following year’s renewal budget in due time.

Formalities


We take care of all formalities relating to your trademark proceedings. In particular, we record you as the trademark owner in the official registers. We also register changes in the person of the trademark owner, rights in rem, licenses, etc.


 


 

Fraudulent Payment Requests – Trademark scam


When you apply for a trademark, your (company) name and address will ultimately appear in the official register. This makes it easy for scammers to send you requests for payment for publication of your trademark in an officially looking register. If you receive such an “invoice”, do not pay – all you will get is a worthless publication. In case of doubt, contact your trademark attorney.


A list of known trademark scammers can be found on https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/misleading-invoices 
but be advised that these entities change their names frequently.