Intellectual property – guidance

Coexistence agreement

A coexistence agreement is a legal agreement whereby two parties agree to trade in the same or similar market using an identical or similar trade mark.


This fact sheet provides:

  • benefits of coexistence
  • coexistence agreement definition
  • when to enter into an agreement
  • when not to enter into an agreement
  • use of a lawyer
  • professional advice
  • what to include in a coexistence agreement
  • next steps
  • coexistence agreements and the law