Trademark registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which a word or visual symbol used by a business to distinguish its 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 the Trademark Examiner could raise an objection to registration of the mark.
In cases wherein the Trade Mark Registrar raises an objection for registration of a trademark, the applicant has an opportunity to submit a written reply to the objection raised. The reply to the Trademark Examination Report should contain reasons, facts and evidence as to why the mark should be registered in favour of the applicant along with supporting evidence if any. If the Trademark Examiner finds the reply sufficient and addresses all the concerns raised by him/her in the Examination Report, the application would be allowed to be published in the Trademark Journal, before registration.
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How long does it take to file Reply?
1-2 days for drafting Reply
2 days for filing Reply
What is Trademark Objection?
Trademark objection is a refusal to a Trademark by an examiner at the time of examination of the trademark application.
What is Trademark Opposition?
The opposition is initiated by a third party who may have an issue with your Trademark.
What are the reasons for Trademark Objection?
- Trademark appears similar to the existing trademark
- Deceptive trademark
- Trademark with symbol or words deemed to be offensive
- Unclear specifications of goods or services
What is the time limit to reply to the Objection of a Trademark?
Reply to a trademark objection must be filed within 30 days from the date of publication of the examination report.
What is a Trademark Objection Reply?
Trademark Objection reply is the response filed against the objection, raised by the trademark examiner.
Why is it important to file Trademark Objection Reply?
A reply is filed to waive any objections, by enumerating the reasons, facts and evidence against such trademark objection.