Trademark Cancellations and Oppositions

Cancellations and oppositions can be incredibly useful proceedings when another entity files for a conflicting trademark, or when an earlier application or registration blocks a brand owner’s own application. One of the areas where Haynes and Boone consistently provides successful results for its clients is in administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The trademark lawyers at Haynes and Boone have guided their clients through hundreds of successful trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings, with Jeff Becker being repeatedly and nationally recognized for his experience in “Enforcement and Litigation” work by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. Additionally, we are very familiar with the Trademark Office and how it operates due to one of our partners, Phil Hampton’s, previous five years’ service as Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have successfully opposed the registration of trademarks by third parties before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and have also prevailed against third parties who sought to prevent our clients from registering their trademarks.

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