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SURVEILLANCE, MONITORING AND CLEARANCE ON THE USE OF TRADEMARKS
As an intellectual property agency, Ezcurra Patents and Trademarks offers all the services aimed at the effective protection of our client’s intellectual rights.
Among them, we offer monitoring services of registered trademarks, this involves informing our clients of the news of the trademark they own, from communicating new trademark registration applications of third parties that could conflict with their trademark so that they can react quickly; and to filing an opposition or invalidity proceeding and filing the consequent appeals if necessary. We also monitor that there are no unauthorized uses of our clients’ trademarks by third parties, so they can negotiate licenses of use, for example.
In short, we offer all the services you need to protect your trademark throughout its life and avoid possible conflicts or confusion with other trademarks in the market.

SPANISH DEVICE TRADEMARK AND PATENTS WATCHES AND SEARCHES

We are constantly consulting the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) to search for trademarks that may conflict with our clients’ trademarks in order to advise you on the best way to protect your distinctive signs. This service includes a comparative analysis prior to trademark or patents registration, so that you can prevent future conflicts with earlier registered trademarks or patents.

FILING AND MAINTENANCE OF NATIONAL, COMMUNITY AND INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK AND PATENTS.
At Patents and Trademarks Ezcurra, we offer services including the registration and maintenance of trademarks at the national, community and international level. We handle all aspects of the trademark registration process, from filing to ongoing maintenance, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and providing strategic advice to maximize the protection and value of your trademark portfolio in multiple jurisdictions.

INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK AND PATENTS PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT.
At Patentes y Marcas Ezcurra we comprehend the importance of protecting and managing your trademark or patent portfolio internationally. Therefore, our advisory approach is holistic in order to offer our clients the best advice on how to build their strategy for the protection of their trademarks or patent in different jurisdictions. Among our complete advice we offer:
Strategic evaluation: we carry out an exhaustive and personalized initial analysis of opportunities to protect your idea.

Registration and maintenance: once the trademark or patent and the strategy have been identified, we take the necessary steps to register your trademark or patent and then we take care of maintaining the protection of the registered trademarks or patent , guaranteeing their validity through periodic renewals on time.
Tracking and surveillance: during the life of the trademark or patent we perform proactive tracking and monitoring to detect and inform our clients of any variations in their protection.
Strategic advice: as trademarks and patents are not a static right and change in consonance to the commercial strategy of their owners, we continue to offer the advice you need to adapt the scope of protection of your trademarks or patent at all times.

OPPOSITION AND APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AT THE SPTO AND EUIPO AND AT ALL SPANISH COURTS.
Our Ezcurra Patents and Trademarks team specializes in proceedings at the EUIPO and the SPTO. On a daily basis, we carry out the following actions to protect our clients’ trademarks and patents:

Opposition proceedings to the registration of third party trademarks or patents that may conflict with ours because they are similar signs and/or products or services.

Statement of Defense in response to oppositions filed against the registration of our clients’ trademarks or patents by third parties who are owners of earlier registered trademarks or patents.

Appeals against unfavourable rulings by the EUIPO or SPTO on ongoing proceedings affecting our clients’ trademarks or patents.

Advice and defense of our clients intellectual property and their interests through alternative mechanisms for out-of-court conflict resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

Filing of lawsuits against third parties at the Spanish and European courts for infringement of our clients’ trademarks or patents and contentious-administrative appeals.

DUE DILIGENCE AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AUDITS.
In the protection of our clients’ trademarks and patents, we consider the performance of intellectual and industrial property audits to be of great importance in order to evaluate intangible assets and manage legal contingencies. Our due diligence services and audits are aimed at minimizing legal risks, identifying the risks and opportunities of having a trademark or patent that requires protection with personalized recommendations.

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.
At Patentes y Marcas Ezcurra we also offer our services in the judicial field, representing and defending our clients at the courts in both civil and criminal proceedings related to intellectual and industrial property. Broadly speaking, we specialise in the defence and protection of our clients’ interests in trademark and patent infringements, unfair competition and compensation for damages, adapting to the needs and particularities of our clients.