It is always possible that an unexpected opposition is filed against a CTM application as 27 trademark registers are present in the European Community, namely:
-Community Trademark Register
-International Register (WIPO) with any type of EU-country designation
-25 National Trademark Registers (the Benelux countries are combined in one trademark register)
Sometimes CTM oppositions can be complex and require an in-depth knowledge of the procedures to deal with them. Based on our knowledge and experience in CTM oppositions matters throught the years since 1996, we have built a high success rate in defensive opposition procedures. The strategic moves that we make therein more than often give a satisfactory solution for the applicant.