Publication and Opposition

If your trademark has been published or scheduled to be published for opposition in the Official Gazette, then congratulations! You are one-step closer to registration. However, during this time it is possible for there to be setbacks. Publication means that information regarding your mark such as your full trademark, your name, goods or services, dates of use, date of filing, and distinctiveness claims. During the publication period, which lasts 30 days, other parties will have a chance to review this information and decide if they want to oppose your mark. They may also request extensions of time to oppose your mark. If you are the one that would like to oppose a mark, this is a good time to do so. Many times companies appoint employees or hire attorneys to monitor publications to ensure there are no marks that may infringe on their rights. It is always important to be vigilant and quick to respond.

This blog is not legal advice and is not specific to your application. You should always consult an attorney.

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