During the trademark registration process, an opposition can be raised by an person for registration of the trademark. Connect2Business offers an easy process for filing trademark opposition from Rs.5899/-
Trademark registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which a word or visual symbol used by a business to distinguish it goods or services from other similar goods or services originating from a different business can be protected. To register a trademark, a trademark application must be filed by the applicant with the relevant Trade Mark Registrar in the prescribed format. Once a trademark application is filed, the Trade Marks Registrar would process the application and issue an Examination Report. Among the outcomes, the Trademark Examination Report could allow for the trademark application to be advertised before registration or raise an objection for registration.
In cases wherein the Trade Mark Registrar approves an application for advertisement in the Trademark Journal before registration, any person in the Public is allowed an opportunity to oppose the registration of the mark – if a person or business entity feels that registration of the mark would not be fair. In such cases, a trademark can be opposed. On filing an trademark opposition, the trademark applicant is required to file a counter with the Trademark Registrar within 2 months.
Connect2Business is the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like company registration, trademark filing, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. Connect2Business can help you file a trademark opposition or respond to an opposition raised by a third party.. The average time taken to file a trademark opposition notice is about 5 – 10 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on filing a trademark opposition or responding to a trademark opposition by scheduling an appointment with an Connect2Business Advisor.
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.
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.
A trademark filing in India can be used as the basis for trademark filing in other countries if required. Foreigners and Foreign entities can also register a trademark in India if required.
We can help you file a trademark opposition in 5 to 10 working days, subject to government and client processing time.
Got questions? Request a call from an our Business Advisor.
Trademark Expert would determine the reason for opposition and determine a course of action for filing the trademark opposition notice.
Based on the discussion and course of action decided, a trademark opposition notice is prepared by the IndiaFilings Trademark Expert.
On obtaining the consent of the client, the trademark opposition is filed with the Trademark Registry and the processing of the application is tracked.