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Coexistence agreements: Can’t we just get along?

  • 30 September 2020
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Online

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Brands will often come across other organisations that are using or intending to use marks that might conflict with their rights. In many cases, brands wish to avoid protracted registry and legal proceedings and consider entering into a co-existence agreement that disposes of the present issue and looks to set out how each party will use their marks in the future.

We will discuss some of the key considerations for agreeing co-existence agreements and consider some of the legal and practical issues arising out of them, such as:

  • Should the brand enter into a co-existence agreement? If so, what should it cover?
  • How does the business monitor its compliance with them?
  • Are there any competition law issues raised?

Event speakers

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Oliver Fairhurst

Senior Associate

I advise on contentious and non-contentious issues relating primarily to intellectual property, advertising, EU and UK competition law, and ...

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Dominic Farnsworth


I lead our Intellectual Property Legal Practice Group.

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