What is the general trademark registration process?23-05-10
Trademark applications are completed and submitted to the trademark office along with the required documents and payment of the official filing fees. The applicant will receive a filing number and filing date. The application will then be examined by the trademark office, the TMO. The trademark office examiner will issue a decision to either:
•Accept the application; the publication fees should be resolved, and the mark will be distributed in the official gazette.
•Conditionally accept the application.
•Reject the application.
If the mark is accepted, then the related publication fees should be settled with the publication forms. Once published, if the mark does not face any opposition, then registration fees should be completed along with registration forms, and the certificate of registration will be issued. The registration process takes from filing to registration as little as three weeks to as long as two years, depending on the country. Refer to specific country procedures.