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Updated on 25 Oct 2020    9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

Trademark Opposition In India

Trademark opposition is the process which starts and takes place when trademark registrar approves the trademark application and gives approval to advertise the same in the trademark journal before the completion of registration process.

When the application has been filed by the applicant to the registrar for trademark registration, registrar processes the received application and issues an examination report. If the examination report allows and registrar approves the trademark application to be advertised in the trademark journal, any person from the public is allowed to oppose the trademark registration. If any individual or entity feels that the registration of the trademark is unfair, he or she has the full right to oppose that trademark registration application by filing a trademark opposition with the trademark registrar within 4 months from the date of publishing of trademark in the trademark journal. In response to the opposed application, counter statement should be filed by the applicant to the registrar within 2 months.


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Documents Required for Trademark Opposition

The required documents for trademark opposition are as follows –

Evidence supporting notice of opposition or counter statement

Authorization documents

Important Aspects of Filing Trademark Opposition

The important aspects of filing trademark opposition are as follows –

Trademark Journal –

Trademark journal is an official gazette of the trademark registry. If the trademark registrar thinks that this trademark can be granted registration and approves the application, the application is advertised in the trademark journal and any person from the public can oppose that application by filing trademark opposition.

Professional answer –

In today’s world, it is very important to take advice from professionals or expert personnel. Therefore, it is important to communicate with experts and discuss with them the reason of raising a trademark opposition and its future course of action. Discussions with experienced professionals will improve your chances of successin protecting your registered trademark.

Timeline –

Timeline is also one of the most important aspects of filing trademark opposition. After filing the trademark opposition, it is very important for you to check the status of your application regularly until it is fully processed from the government side. Sometimes, the trademark opposition requires action from the applicant side.

Trademark opposition

As per the trademark act, any person from the public can file a trademark opposition within a period of 4 months from the date on which the trademark application advertised in the trademark journal. After receiving the opposition notice, counter statement should be filed in response to the registrar within 2 months.

How Finacbooks help with Trademark Opposition?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian platform having more than 10 years of experience in helping individuals or entities in opposing a trademark at the best possible price. We will guide you through the entire process of trademark opposition. To avail the best deals on Trademark opposition, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com


Trademark Opposition FAQ’S

Trademark registry publishes the trademark in the trademark journal.
A registered trademark is an intellectual property which can be sold, transferred, gifted and even franchised.
As per the legislation, no registered trademark of India is valid all over the world. It will be valid in India only.
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