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Yes, you can file the TM objection reply by your own, but hiring a Trademark attorney will always help as these people always have the experience of drafting replies to the point and the same will always help to add the value and get your TM application registered.
To avoid Trademark Objection, one needs to select a proper trademark, do deep study and also keep the following points in mind:
If 30 days has been passed off from the issue of the TM Examination report, you can file the reply, if the status is still showing awaiting for the reply of examination report and not abandoned.
The TM Applicant needs to respond back the Trademark examination report within 30 days of the receipt of the report. When the applicant receives the Trademark examination report by personal or via his attorney then reply needs to filed within the 30 days mandatorily.
Once you saw that your trademark application status on IpIndia website is showing objected, then you need to go through the trademark examination report which you might received or you can dig out the same from IpIndia website.
Once saw the TM Examination report, you must need to file the reply within 30 days .
After filling the TM-12 i.e replying the TM objection raised by the trademark examiner it will take 30 to 60 days to change the status of the trademark application.
Trademark Objection refers to an objection raised by the trademarks examiner to register your trademark on different grounds which may include any one of the following:
The most common reasons for TM Objections are:
If the trademark objection is not filed within the specified and reasonable time, then there is an option with the TM examiner to mark that Trademark application as Abandoned.
There are many reasons the TM Examiner raised the objections and some of them are:
Once the application of Trademark registration is filed in the respective Tm Department and examined by a Trademark Officer/Examiner, a trademark examination report is sent to the trademark applicant or person authorised by the trademark applicant. Trademark examination contains the status of the Trademark application, more than 70% application got the objected status, and for these 70%, the applicants needs to respond back the objection raised within 30 days of receipt of the TM Examination report.
Trademark Objection raised by the TM Examiner and is in the initial stage of the trademark registration, which easily gets cleared in most of the cases while the Trademark opposition can be said the last hurdle in getting a registered status in the Journey of trademark registration and raised by the general public after trademark gets published in the TM Journal.
Once the Trademark is Published in Trademark’s journal, there is four-month window will be given to the general public to raise the trademark opposition. Trademark opposition comes after the trademark objection gets cleared and the TM is already advertised or re-advertised in the TM Journal.