Important Aspects of Filing Trademark Opposition
It's important to discuss the reason for raising a trademark opposition with a Professional and deciding on a course of action. An experienced professional can significantly improve chances of successful protecting a registered trademark.Know More IMPORTANT IMPORTANT
Filing a opposition for a trademark application does not guarantee that the mark will be prevented from registration. Trademark registration is a process and the verdict on registration is provided only by the Trademark Registrar - based on the facts and premises of each case. Hence, our professionals can only make best efforts based on expertise.
Post filing of a trademark opposition, it is important to periodically check the status of the trademark application until its processing on the Government side. Trademark opposition requires various time-bound response or action from the applicant and opposing party. Hence, it's important to continually check the status of the application and take required action until completion of the process.
Trade Mark Journal is an official gazette of the Trade Marks Registry. If a Trademark Examiner determines that a trademark application can be granted registration , the application is advertised in the Trademark Journal. While the application is advertised, all persons have an opportunity to oppose the registration of the mark.
As per the Trademark Act, any person can file notice of opposition against a trademark application within a period of four months from the date on which the mark is advertised or re-advertised in the Trademark Journal. After receiving the notice of opposition, the application is required to file send a counter statement ot the Registrar within two months.