The process of registration of the trademark consists of the following steps:
I. SEARCH: Conduct a trademark availability search
II. FILING: Trademark application to be filed with Trademark office
III. EXAMINATION: Trademark Office examines the registrability of the application
IV. PUBLICATION: Acceptance of application by the Registrar is published in Trademark Journal
V. OPPOSITION: After publishing of applications in the Trademark Journal, third party(ies) can oppose the registration within 4 months in a prescribed format.
Applicant has the option to provide justification to the Trademark Office for such opposition
VI. NO OPPOSITION: Trademark is entitled for registration
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Trademark is a sign that helps distinguish the products from a particular producer or enterprise from those of its competitors. By providing a distinctive sign to goods or services produced by an enterprise, trademarks create an enduring image in the customers’ mind.