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Trademark Objection Reply

Trademark objection is initial stage after trademark registration. If a trademark is objected to or denied, the trademark registrar will seek a valid reason for his decision. In addition, the applicant is given an opportunity to explain how the trademark meets the requirements for valid registration.

Within one month of the issuance of an objection, a comprehensive response must be filed.

Reasons for trademark objection –

The reasons for trademark objection can be divided into two parts-

1. ABSOLUTE GROUND FOR REFUSAL –

An inability of a mark to be distinctive or visually appealing.

2. RELATIVE GROUND FOR REFUSAL-

A trademark's rights are always tied to earlier trademarks.