Register and protect your brand  – OAPI

It is done, after mature reflection you have found a sign for your products; this sign allows your products to stand out from that of your competitors in the market : You have just created your brand.

When you are eager to get involved in a service provider activity, you are brainstorming to find a name that strikes associated with a logo that can impress and attract customers: This is again your brand.

Registering your brand

Does registering a brand seems simple and obvious for you?
Not all. Choosing and  registering a brand is very important. Several questions need to be addressed:

•  Is the sign that distinguishes you (a logo, a word, a colour, a sound, a smell…) protectable, that is, is it admissible as a trademark
•  Doesn’t a third party already have the right to prohibit you from using this sign?
•  Does your company need to be identified in your country or worldwide?
• How to register this sign?
• Once obtained, is your ownership of this trademark permanent?
• How can others use your brand while receiving your share of this exploitation?

What we can do for you

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Always with you

We can accompany you throughout the life of your brands.
We offer a wide range of legal services for the acquisition, consolidation, valuation and exercise, in attack as in defense, of your trademark rights. We help you to:

Check the availability of your trademark and its admissibility for registration: prior art searches and obtaining copies of registration certificates or applications published at the OAPI;
Filing with the OAPI:
Preparation of applications for trademark registration, drafting of product and service labels,
Filing and follow-up of applications for trademark registration with the OAPI,
Responses to official notifications to the OAPI;

Perpetuate your acquisition by ensuring the long-term monitoring of your title deeds, in particular ensuring the renewals of your brands and the entries of change of name, address or ownership in the registers concerned;
Protect your rights against those who would infringe or challenge them: disputes over all aspects of trademarks, including seizures-counterfeiting, legal actions for infringement (attack or defense), opposition to registration and actions for nullity (invalidation);
Value your investment by helping you to exploit your brands for example when entering into licensing agreements, franchise agreements, assignments, co-ownership of trademarks and other related agreements;
Evaluate a brand or brand portfolio, particularly in the context of a sale or redemption transaction;
Consolidate and rationalise a portfolio of brands to ensure management adapted to the company’s strategy and more economical.

     

    Our Services

    IP Obtaining

    Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

    IP protecting

    Litigation, Anti-Counterfeiting, Monitoring and watch services

    IP Valorization

    IP Benchmark , IP Audit, Technology Transfer, Financial Evaluation, draft agreement

    IP Training

    Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

    Request a free consultation

    Our team will give you more information about our services, our fees, and especially how we can help you

    Frequently asked question

    Why register your trademarks ?

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    What are the types of trademarks that can be protected at OAPI?

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    What rights are conferred by the registration of a trademark?

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    How to protect your brand internationally?

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