Once the application satisfies the registrability condition set out in the local Trademark Laws, the application will be published for opposition.  This means that anyone can oppose the registration of the application during the publication period. Trademark opposition is a legal proceeding filed by a trademark owner if they believe there is a likelihood of confusion between their trademark and your trademark application. A Notice of Opposition must be responded within stipulated timeframe. Failing which your application will be removed or abandon by the trademark office.

The trademark opposition proceeding, time frame and requirements may differ according to jurisdiction. Therefore, if you have any specific query, please write to us.