Google has changed the way trademark owners can authorize someone to act on their behalf regarding trademark matters.
If you would like us to process submissions of your behalf, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a signed statement on your company letterhead that confirms that Adthena is authorized to act on your behalf regarding trademark matters. The authorization should not include conditions such as an expiry date, territorial restrictions or other limitations. You can use this template:
Hello, I am requesting that Adthena be authorized to submit trademark complaints on my behalf for the trademark listed below:
- Trademark word:
- Trademark registration number:
- Trademark country:
- Company name:
- Company address:
- Company country:
- Trademark owner name:
Your full name and signature
Your email address
Then print, sign and scan the statement before emailing it to us. Please include an email for any queries we might have regarding Google responses.
Where to find trademark details:
Google checks the registry for the jurisdiction in question or will use TMView. WIPO registrations are accepted, so long as the registration reflects a grant of rights in the claimed jurisdiction(s). Adthena aligns with their identification method to minimize the likelihood of submission delays arising from incorrect trademark details.
What is TMview?
TMview is a free online tool which allows any Internet user to search in a single place for trade marks from the national register of all participating offices.
What is WIPO?
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. National and regional intellectual property offices have created a number of on-line trademark databases and have made them accessible to the public through their websites. WIPO has facilitated the access to these databases with a view to the prevention of domain name disputes. The goal is to allow any person wishing to register a domain name in the gTLDs or ccTLDs to perform a trademark search, using this site, in the existing on-line trademark databases.