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Trademark Journal Publication

Trademark Journal

Trademark Journal Publication

Trademark journal publication is an important step in the registration of a trademark. If a trademark application has not been objected by the Trademark Examiner in the examination report or if there was an objection, and it was overcome, then the mark is published in the trademark journal. In this article, we look at trademark journal publication in detail.

When Trademark is Published in Journal

If a trademark application has been accepted by the Trademark Office, absolutely or subject to conditions or limitations or it is even ordered to be advertised before acceptance, the trademark application is advertised in the trademark journal. Advertisement of a trademark in the trademark journal does not mean the mark is registered. However, publication of a trademark application in the trademark journal provides the public a chance to raise a trademark opposition, if necessary.

Advertisement of Trademark Application

Trademark application is advertised in the trademark journal with the following details:

  • Details of the trademark
  • Date of application
  • Priority claim (if any)
  • Details of the applicant with his address
  • Applicant’s address for service including his agent’s detail
  • Class & specification of goods or service
  • Statement as to use of the trademark
  • Appropriate office

Sample Trademark Journal Advertisement

Sample Trademark Journal
Sample Trademark Journal

Trademark Journal Publication

The trademark journal is published by the Head Office of the Trademark Registry every Monday. Trademark journals can be accessed for free from the Trademark Registrar website. Trademark journals contain the following information:

  1. Public Notices and notifications, if any, issued by the office
  2. Trade Mark applications which are accepted or ordered to be advertised before acceptance
  3. Re -advertisements of applications, if ordered by any competent officer
  4. Corrigenda or further notification in respect of earlier published application
  5. List of trademarks, which are registered, renewed, removed, application withdrawn, etc.
  6. Post registration changes including Assignments/transmission recorded
  7. International non -proprietary names as published by WHO from time to time.
  8. Other information as considered necessary to be published from time to time.

Opposing Trademark Published in Journal

A trademark published in the trademark journal must be opposed within four months from the date of advertisement or re-advertisement. Any person may oppose a trademark application by giving a notice of opposition. The person filing the opposition need not to have any commercial or personal interest in the matter or be a prior registered trade mark owner. Know more about trademark opposition.

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