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Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Owners of a registered mark in France establish the following rights: 

  • Exclusive right to use and profit from the mark
  • Right to oppose any conflicting application and appeal for its cancellation
  • Right to request for revocation of any conflicting registration
  • Right to file an infringement case against parties that use the mark without permission or use a confusingly similar mark
  • Right to receive damages for infringement
  • Right to issue license to other businesses so they can use the mark
  • Right to appeal for the confiscation of fake goods from customs authorities

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