Trademark Oppositions in Andorra

Cancellation in national trademark registration procedure in Andorra

 

A trademark is any sign that can be represented graphically and capable of distinguishing goods or services.

After filing the trademark application, there is an examination step in which the examiners from the Patent and Trademark Office checks the proposed description of goods and/or services associated with the given mark and decides whether it can be registered or not.

Please note that in Andorra, trademark oppositions are not available.

As alternative, one can use the cancellation, based on relative grounds, absolute grounds, on non-use, bad faith issues, conflicting copyright or design rights; rights under Art. 6 bis of the Paris Convention or notorious or well-known mark; rights under Art. 6 septies of the Paris Convention; rights of a registered local company name, rights under Art. 8 of the Paris Convention; rights under Art. 6 ter of the Paris Convention (Prohibitions concerning State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations); other admissible grounds like name of natural person; any industrial property rights (Art. 1(2) of the Paris Convention).

Any time after registration, except in case of non-use, the owner of a registered trademark can file the cancellation. In case of non-use, the deadline is five years after the registration, but if the owner of a prior right accepted in this period the use of a trademark, he will not be able to invoke his priority, except if the registration was applied for bad faith.

If you are facing a trademark opposition in Andorra, please contact us at office@trademark-oppositions.com.