Objections to trademark registration are one of the first steps in the registration procedure. Trademark objection does not imply outright rejection; rather, the trademark registrar seeks a legitimate justification or explanation for the mark and registration. This gives the applicant a chance to explain how his or her trademark meets the criteria for obtaining a legitimate trademark registration.
Trademark objections can be based on a variety of factors, including similarity to an existing trademark, offensive trademarks, lack of novelty, and so on.Registrars frequently raise objections to an applied trademark if it breaches trademark registration regulations and laws during the registration process.
The fundamental distinction between Trademark Objection and Opposition is that the former is filed at a preliminary stage of the trademark registration procedure, while the latter is filed afterwards. In this case, the trademark examiner will file a trademark application on your behalf. Any person who has a problem with your trademark after it has been published in the Trademarks Journal can file a trademark opposition.
Any officer of the Trademark Registry who has been tasked with inspecting and studying trademark applications to ensure that they comply with the Trademarks Act's criteria and guidelines is referred to as a trademark examiner. The functions and responsibilities of trademark registrars and examiners are governed by the Trademarks and Geographical Indications Registry Recruitment Rules.
In the following circumstances, the Examiner will file objections under the Trademarks Act of 1999:
A copy of the trademark receipt, which includes the registered trademark's data.
Authorizing our attorney to act on your behalf, signed on non-judicial stamp paper.