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Contentious Proceedings

We have vast experience in handling various contentious proceedings.  Our particular specialisms include European patent opposition proceedings and Amazon intellectual property (IP) infringement complaint services.

 

European patent oppositions

Whether you are a patent owner faced with responding to a European patent office opposition, or whether you wish to clear a problematic European patent, we can provide expert assistance for your opposition matter.

 

Our attorneys have handled 100s of European patent opposition matters for clients including Medtronic®, Abbott®, SCA Hygiene® Products, Dexcom®, SICPA®, Mitsubishi® Materials Corporation,  Life Technologies®,  Seiko Epson® Corporation.  A full set of references can be provided on request.

 

We have been successful in obtaining revocation of European patents covering the EPIPEN product, as reported here.

 

Amazon® infringement complaints

Sellers on Amazon® Europe often face problems with unauthorized sellers offering counterfeit products under their banner.  In addition to potential lost profits, low quality counterfeits can be especially egregious when they have an impact on the real seller’s ratings and product reviews.  A good reputation is well-deserved and hard-earned and action must be taken against copycats through an Amazon® infringement complaint procedure before damage is done.

From the opposite perspective, legitimate sellers may face undue IP infringement complaints from rights holders through Amazon® Europe complaints.  Such unjustified complaints can lead to your products being unfairly taken down from the market place.

 

We can handle such Amazon® take-down issues and have a proven track record acting as an Amazon® agent.  It generally proves more effective to use an agent (us!) to file or defend against an infringement complaint.  We are able to fully explain the rights held, the scope of the rights, the nature of the IP infringement and consequences associated with non-compliance.

Because of our extensive experience in this area, we are able to advise on putting a proper strategy in place to protect your Amazon® market place.  Such a strategy includes securing your own registered IP rights, brand registry and even brand gating.