A trademark is generally a word, a design, a phrase, or a symbol or it can also be a combination of words, designs, phrases, or symbols, which exists to differentiate and identify the source of one party’s or company’s or firm’s goods from another.
A trademark is supposed to be unique and non-descriptive. It is attached to the product that is to be offered or sold, in terms of services. A trademark requires to be registered with the concerned authority for legal ownership and protection rights.
Before being registered, a trademark application passes through various stages. As an applicant, you will have to reply or take certain actions during some of the stages of trademark registration. One stage of trademark registration can be opposition. Before a trademark gets registered, the trademark registrar grants it to be advertised in the Trademark Journal. However, if anyone points out that the trademark is similar to any registered trademark or is non-distinctive then the trademark can be opposed. In such cases, the registrar of trademark modifies the status of the trademark to “Opposed” from “Advertised”. This calls for the trademark applicant to counter the opposition within two months of receipt of the notice of trademark opposition.
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