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Trademark Objection Reply
After the Filing of Trademark Application, the examiner of Trademarks, examine the trademark application and if he found some similarity with other trademark filled or some other grounds for objection based on characteristics of trademark, may raise an objection in the examination report.
The Examiner of Trademarks generally issues an Examination Report within 2 months from the date of filing of Trademark Application which consists of the legal provisions or sections under which the objection is raised with the search report which is showing the list of conflicting marks.
Trademark Objection Reply
As per Law, every person has the right to “Opportunity of being heard” and Reply of Trademark objection is the most important stage and essential part of the Trademark Process, if an examiner object, gives 30 days to reply to examination report and which means Reply to examination report on the objections raised in examination report are to be necessarily complied with to avoid the stoppage of the Trademark process.
Consequences, if Reply to an examination report not made timely
As discussed, reply to an examination report is necessarily complied with, but if we did not take an action timely given in the examination report, the trademark process can be stopped with the status of “ABOANDNED” which means the trademark application has been refused based on lack of legal proceedings.
Free Consult with Legal Expert
Reply to an Examination Report
24X7 Monitoring of Trademark
Trademark Application Number
Power of Attorney (TM-48)
Other Documents in the pieces of evidence
Annexures, the core part of the evidence
Advantages of Reply to an examination report
Register in less Time- If the Trademark reply submitted in time, and the examiner of the Trademark application, is satisfied with the grounds put out in reply, the Trademark can be registered quickly.
Status Changed as “ACCEPTED” – After making a reply to Trademark, on the approval of grounds made in reply, the examiner can change the status of trademark form “OBJECTED to ACCEPTED”.
Our Legal expert with the client’s discussion and based on the information provided will prepare the legal draft of the reply, and will issue a copy to the client, after finalization, all the documents with the copy of the drafted reply shall be submitted online to Trademark Registry. The receipt of submission is to be shared with the client.
One day, when the required documents completed.
Is it mandatory to file a reply to an examination report?
Yes, if you file timely, the trademark status can be ABOANDNED and the fresh process has to be started.
What is the time limit to file a reply?
Within 30 days from the date of issue of an examination report.