Trademark Status, Once you file the trademark application, what is the next process? It is obvious for many applicants to have an excite to check the status of the trademark. But first, a short explanation about trademark. Trademark is the logo name, whether in the form of symbol or characters by the use of any alphabets by special emphasis on it. This Trademark is often used in the course of a business by the proprietor. Hence, making an association between the trademark and the kind of business one provides to the public.
Inquiry for Trademark status can only be made when trademark application is filed before the Registrar of Trademark. Below are the different stages of trademark status, which shall give you a wider clarity.
STAGES OF TRADEMARK STATUS
- NEW APPLICATION.
This status indicates that your application made an entry in the trademark application database.
- SEND TO VIENNA CODIFICATION.
This status is for trademark which does not contain any text and only contains logo or artwork. In this status, as per Vienna codification the trademark is assigned with codes.
- FORMALITIES CHECK PASS.
This status indicates that your trademark application has passed all necessary requirements for registration of the trademark. Making it all fit to be processed further.
- MARKED FOR AN EXAM.
This status indicates that the trademark is being examined by the trademark examiner.
As the word itself suggest, your application is objected by the examiner. The applicant is given a chance to address the issue which is raised by the examiner.
- EXAM REPORT ISSUED.
This status gives u the true excite, that your trademark is all ready to be published! But also, this status may refer at times to the modifications which is to be made by the applicant. And later, publish it in the trademark journal.
As the name makes it clear, refused is the status where the registration of trademark is refused. Based on the applicant’s response for the any adverse report or objection raised.
- ADV BEFORE ACCEPTED.
In this status, there may be some amendments which shall be made. Nonetheless, the trademark is on the set to be published.
After all these stages, Trademark is published to raise any objection from public. And say, an objection is raised by the opposing party. For this, it is necessary that the applicant is able to respond well to the opposing party within the stipulated time.
The trademark registration stands to be abandoned in this status. Due to the inability of the applicant and provide a response to the Trademark Registrar within the stipulated time.
This status signifies that the Applicant on his own will, withdraw the Trademark registration prior to its happening.
The REMOVED status indicates that, the trademark for which the application has been filed is removed by the Trademark Registry.
All your hard work and waiting does bear fruit at the end. This status indicates that the Trademark has been registered successfully.
CLOSE CHECK ON THE TRADEMARK STATUS
A clarity has is given above regarding the different Trademark status. Which you shall come across while venturing on to register your Trademark.
It is necessary for you to keep an update on the Trademark Application which is filed by you or your agent. Leaving it abandoned would show negligence and carelessness. Nonetheless, trademark registration does take a good 6-24 months span of time. During this duration, it is essential for you to help yourself and the trademark application filed by you. If no eye is kept on the status, you may eventually lose up on the trademark. This happens when a third person wants to register the same trademark which you wish to register.
ENQUIRY ABOUT TRADEMARK STATUS MADE EASIER FOR YOU
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