T Mark Conseils
T Mark Conseils specialises in European and French IP law and is a member of the French National Association of IP Attorneys. The firm was founded in 1993 on a shared belief in focusing on meeting clients’ specialist needs and expectations. Today, T Mark’s 25 staff members and four partners are all committed to delivering first-class services that are tailored to each client’s particular requirements, budgets and timelines, regardless of whether the client is a large multinational company, medium-sized operator, start-up or individual.
Areas of expertise
- IP strategy definition and development
- Filing and prosecution of trademark, design and domain name applications and renewals
- Trademark oppositions before the National Institute of Industrial Property, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and internationally
- Drafting and negotiating IP agreements (eg, assignments and licences)
- Enforcement and protection of IP rights
- IP cross-border litigation
- Brand protection (eg, customs watches and judicial proceedings)
- Audit, due diligence and assessment of IP rights portfolios
International IP network and experience
T Mark works in France, before the EUIPO and internationally. The firm closely collaborates with a worldwide network of IP firms, chosen because of their high level of expertise, responsiveness, cost efficiency, services and involvement. T Mark frequently coordinates cross-border IP litigation and is an active member of leading IP international associations. Its partners regularly meet with foreign associates to discuss specific issues, IP regulations and case law developments or changes.
Guidance, support and clearance
T Mark staff accompany their clients when necessary in order to fully protect their IP rights at the national, European and international levels.
T Mark identifies and defines all available and appropriate strategies and solutions while being mindful of its clients’ special interests. It advises on protective measures and actions that are available both at the European level and worldwide, and are tailored to meet the technical, commercial and financial aspects of the issues at hand.
The firm’s specific knowledge of procedural and administrative aspects of all IP-related matters – particularly at the EUIPO level – allows its team of experts to deliver high-end support in securing, maintaining and exploiting clients’ rights and setting up defensive arguments.
Audit, strategic planning and development
T Mark defends and develops IP rights, conducts audits and due diligence and assists with the implementation of strategies on a case-by-case basis to create, maintain and expand IP rights in line with clients’ commercial challenges and needs.
T Mark’s monitoring services, coupled with close surveillance of legal and regulatory developments, allow it to act instantly and advise on the best way forward in the circumstances of each case.
T Mark explores and defines all actions that are required in IP-related matters. For contentious issues, T Mark initiates legal actions together with specialised IP barristers, lodges oppositions and pursues negotiations.
T Mark has significant experience in brand protection and works closely with Customs and police.
T Mark’s partners and attorneys regularly act as lecturers and moderators at various IP universities – including the Strasbourg University Intellectual Property Centre – meetings and for professional exam associations.
Code of ethics
T Mark is committed to acting in the best interest of its clients and conducting the best defence of their rights. Its aim is always to propose the most appropriate and cost-efficient action, in accordance with strict ethical rules of professional secrecy and avoidance of conflicts of interest.
Pre-emptive and protective measures often require instant action in IP-related matters. T Mark responds and acts immediately because of its organisational structure, which is based on:
- continuous internal communication;
- common expertise among all team members; and
- team flexibility.
Proximity and transparency
As receptiveness and constructive dialogue are at the heart of everything that T Mark does, the firm can adapt to varied situations and provide optimal services and individual advice on any IP-related issue. Further, it can build long-term relationships with its clients that are based on trust. In order to offer clients permanent access to all of the information on their IP assets, T Mark grants clients extranet access to its private database.
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