After a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has determined that there are no grounds for rejection of a Trademark Application, the Trademark Application is published for opposition by the USPTO. During the next thirty days, a third party may oppose the Trademark Application by filing a Notice of Opposition with the United Stated Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), which sets forth the grounds for the opposition.
The ultimate goal of a Trademark Applicant is registration, while the ultimate goal of an opposer is winning the Opposition Proceeding and forcing abandonment of the Applicant's Trademark Application. The Opposition process can take many months and can become very costly, so oftentimes, both parties are oftentimes amiable to settlement negotiations in order to avoid spending money on the entire process.
Therefore, whether you want to initiate a Trademark Opposition Proceeding against a Trademark Applicant, or you are the Trademark Applicant being opposed, The Iwashko Law Firm can help you with negotiations and settlements, so that you get the best possible outcome at a reasonable cost.