Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board are similar to a civil action in a federal district court. There are pleadings, disclosures, discovery, trial briefs, and, in some cases, an oral hearing. However, there are some key differences. The most significant difference is that TTAB proceedings are conducted primarily in writing, this written record will serve as the basis upon which the Board’s decisions are made.
Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
TTAB rules and procedures in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings are complex legal matters that require the attention of sophisticated attorneys. Our experience with TTAB matters provides the skills necessary to navigate the complex rules and present the proper case in order to acquire or preserve trademark rights. We guide our clients through the entire process, evaluating available options and making decisions that are most aligned with their goals and best interest.