Once the Trademark application is filed with the Registrar of Trademarks, it passes through various stages. In the initial stage, the Trademark Examiner examines the trademark application and looks for any errors or mistakes in the application. The examiner could raise an objection if he finds that the application filed does not qualify for a valid registration as per various grounds listed in the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
If there is no objection raised by the examiner, then the application is accepted and then further published in Journal for a period of 4 months. However, if Examiner raises any trademark objection, the applicant is made aware of it through the Trademark Examination report. In such a case the applicant by filing a trademark objection reply is required to prove that his application should be passed to the next stage and his application has the caliber to avail a valid registration. Failure to file a trademark objection reply shall lead to abandonment and rejection of the Trademark Application. Thus, filing a Trademark objection reply is an important step, to get your Trademark registered.
The trademark objection reply shall be filed within 30 days. It must contain valid reasons, relevant case laws, supporting documents and evidences as to why the mark should be registered in favor of the applicant.