Applying for registration of a Trade Mark

Applying for registration of a Trade Mark

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To obtain a Registered Trade Mark you must prepare and file a Trade Mark Application. Once filed, the Trade Marks Registry will allocate a filing date and number to the application.

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The application is then examined by the Trade Marks Registry to ensure the application meets the requirements of the Trade Marks Act. If the Registry has any objections, they will raise them at this stage.

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Once an application has been accepted by the Registry, it will be advertised in the Trade Marks Journal to give third parties an opportunity to oppose the application. Oppositions may be filed within two months from the date of advertisement of an application. It is also possible for third parties to make observations to the Registrar as to why a mark should not be registered, without engaging in a formal opposition.

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If no oppositions are filed, the mark will proceed to registration and a Certificate of Registration is issued. The date of Registration of the Trade Mark is deemed to be the application date. Trade Marks are renewable every ten years upon payment of a renewal fee.

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Applying for registration of a Trade Mark