TradeMark Objection or Response against Examination Report
A trademark is a logo, brand, name or slogan/tagline, or a combination of both that represents your business brand’s identity. Very often, during the trademark registration process, Trademark Registrar raises objections during the examination of your filed Trademark application. Registrar raises objection due to several reasons like your applied TM is similarity or identical with an existing trademark; offensive to a particular religion; absence of a distinct design; etc.
Therefore, When you received an communication from Registrar of Trademark office that your Applied TM is open to Objection with ground(s) of the objection, you herein get an option to response ( File a Reply with your contention) against the said Objection within 30 days from the date of receipt of Communication letter. Objection Letter department send on email. If NO response filed within the time limit, your application will get abandoned.
Why it is important to File Reply against TM Objection in Examination Report?
Your Trademark Application will be saved from being abandoned or rejected, and be considered for further processing
Even if Registrar not satisfied with your Reply, he will not reject your TM Application straight forward. You get an opportunity for personal hearing before Registrar and present your contentions. Here you can hire a good IPR consultant to appear on your behalf for better result.
When your reply clarify the uniqueness of the your mark and/or differentiate from other earlier marks, the possibility of it getting registered becomes high.
Requirement to File Trademark Objection
Trademark application acknowledgement copy
Trademark application Form
Documentary proof of Trademark in commercial use ( if any)
Authorization letter ( if hired a TM Agent)
What are the Common Reason of TM Objection
Identical or Similar to already registered TM
Absence of unique signs and terms
Official and Patriotic resemblances-like flag or emblem
Usage of scandalous or offensive words
How we assist you here?
We being a Consultant only assist in Drafting of Reply and File it on your behalf
Step 1 -> Connect to our IPR consultant and get on call consultation to clear your all doubts and questions in mind.
Step 2: Provide your TM Acknowledgement receipt, Examination Report, Affidavit, etc. as advised by consultant.
We file Reply within 2 days of receipt of your details and fee.
Generally it takes 2-3 months time to know updated status of the reply filed. Status can be check at TM Govt Portal with the help of TM Application no. AND we also let you know the status time to time.
Our Professional Fees & Expenses
TM Objection Reply Filing
Reply drafting and Filing only