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Training on Trade Mark Opposition

A trade mark opposition is a procedure that allows an entity or an individual to oppose the registration of a trade mark within a country based upon a number of different grounds, such as lack of distinctiveness, passing off, and earlier intellectual property rights (IPRs), among other grounds. ASEAN Member States currently have a number of different rules relating to trade mark oppositions. Therefore, ARISE+ IPR organised a training on trade mark opposition on 19‑20 October 2022. The aim is to streamline opposition proceedings within ASEAN and provide better trade mark services for applicants interested in protecting their trade marks throughout ASEAN.

The two-day training covered in details trade mark opposition proceedings, including key features, timeline and work flow; likelihood of confusion as well as proof of use. Representatives from EUIPO and ASEAN IP Offices shared their best practices related to trade mark opposition proceedings in their respective jurisdictions. The training was well attended with trade mark examiners and legal officials from ASEAN IP Offices.


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