application will enter into substantive examination within 30 (thirty)
days of its filing date - at the latest. This examination
stage lasts for 9 (nine) months.
allowed application will be published in the Official Trademark
Journal whereas a rejected one will be officially informed to the
owner of a rejected application (or its proxy) may file an Argument
to contest the Trademark Office’s decision within 30 (thirty)
days computed from the date of receipt of the Official Notice of
accepted, the application will, then, be published in the Official
Trademark Journal. In case of rejection, the Trademark Office
will notify the Applicant (or its proxy) in writing.
publication stage lasts for 3 (three) months. During this
stage, any parties may file an Opposition in writing to the Trademark
Office and no time extension allowed.
Applicant or its proxy may file a Response (Counter Statement) against
the Opposition within 2 (two) months computed from the date of receipt
of the Notice of Opposition from the Trademark Office.
case of Response/Counter Statement, an application will, then, be
re-examined. This re-examination lasts for 2 (two) months
at the latest.
no Objection filed, a mark will be registered within 30 (thirty)
days after its publication stage is over.
case of the rejection of the argument, the applicant shall be given
an opportunity to file an appeal with a Trademark Appeal Commission
at the latest 3 (three) months computed from the date of the Official
Notification of the Rejection.