Trademark Objection

  • TM - Once TM Application for the brand name is filed in IPR, the applicant can make use of TM Symbol, which denotes pending registration
  • SM - Service Mark also the same like TM. It represents brand which provides service rather than product
  • R - Registration symbol can be used when the brand is registered and Certificate of registration issued by the TM Registrar
  • Every new trademark application is passing various stages to get its registration. The Trade Marks Office can raise objections for various reasons to your trademark application. This may be because of,

  • The word mark or device mark is too similar to an existing trademark
  • It could hurt religious sentiments
  • Name is likely to cause confusion, among various other reasons.
  • In this case we must file our response to this objection within a month from when the Examination Report has been published online. If it has been sent to your corresponding communication address in the application. Non reply applications will be abandoned by the Registrar of Trademark.