When an application is advertised in the trademark journal, it is open for public to raise an opposition to its registration on variousgrounds such as –
- The trademark is similar or identical to an earlier or existing registered trademark.
- The trademark is not distinctive.
- The trademark registration application is made with mala fide intention and to create confusion in the mind of public.
- The trademark is customary in the current language or in the established practice of trade.
Who may file the notice of objection: –
- Owner of an earlier trademark application or registration covering a similar trademark for similar goods.
- A person who has used the same or similar trademark prior to the client, but who has not sought registration of the trademark.
Once an application is opposed and notice of opposition served, applicant needs to file counter reply to the opposition raised within 2 months from the date of receipt of notice. If no action is taken within the stipulated time the trademark application will be abandoned.
Service Includes :
- Discussion with our attorney.
- Drafting and filing of reply of notice received.
- Appearence in front of authorities by qualified advocate, if required.
- Continuous monitioring of application and regular updates on status.