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Opposition proceedings within the Trademark Office system occasionally end up being a bully fest. It's easy and cheap to file a statement of opposition. No damages can be awarded against you if you lose. All you have to do is have a proper trademark monitoring in place to file your statement of opposition during a short window after someone else's trademark is published by the Trademarks Office. Don't get me wrong: in most cases opposition proceedings is the right way to correct Trademarks Office that may have mistakenly approved a trademark that should not have been approved. But sometimes, we deal with situations like this when a new trademark owner is put in a situation when they have to spend a lot of money fighting a battle they were not planning to fight when they filed their trademark application. Just so you know, less than 1% of all trademark applications are ever opposed.

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