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Trademark Objection

A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. This expression could be a word, slogan, photograph, logo, graphic, colour combination, sound or even smell.

But due to some valid reasons, trademark offices can have objections on any trademark application which does not meet their legal norms. There can be many reasons for trademark objection. It can be due to the similarity between logo or word with any existing one. It may be due to the sentiments attached with any religion. These are few reasons which can lead to trademark objection. If you receive any objection like this from another party, then you need to respond back within a month, that is within 30 days. You will receive a proper legal objection letter from Trademark department. But if you still don’t take any steps, then the Registrar has the full rights to abandon the application.

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Highlights

Why is a trademark objected?

A trademark can be objected because of an Identical Name, Likelihood of confusion, Descriptive Name, Deceptive Design, Prohibited Name or detrimental to existing trademark

Who objects the trademark?

Trademark is objected by a trademark examiner who is appointed by trademark registry and is authorized with the duty of examination of trademark applications.

Trademark Examination Report

It is a report issued by the trademark examiners concealing the grounds, reasons, and facts as to why the trademark application is objected.

Reply to trademark objection

The reply to the trademark objection requires to be submitted before trademark office. Failure to do so shall results in rejection of your application.

Time limit for objection reply

It is required to reply within 30 days from the date of receipt of the examination report containing the grounds of trademark objection.

Trademark Journal

It is an official gazette of the trademarks registry. If the trademark examiner is satisfied with the reply to the objection, the trademark is advertised in the trademark journal.

Our Process

From your Procedure

Step 1

Upload the required documents & information to our web portal

Step 2

Choose Package and Pay online with different payments modes available.

Step 3

We will preliminary check the uniqueness of trademark design, logo, shape.

Step 4

Prepare trademark application & obtain applicant signature on relevant documents.

Step 5

Submit trademark registration application before the IPR department.

Step 6

Provide acknowledgment & do continuous status tracking of the trademark

BEFORE SCALABLE

Documents Required

Minimum Required Documents
 

Supporting Proof of Logo ownership

Examination Report

Brand Logo

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