Trade Mark Examination

Category: Trademark Information

After a trademark application has been filed it will be examined by an examiner to make sure it qualifies for registration. The timeframe for examination varies according to the way in which the application is filed. Once this has been completed, a notification is issued advising of the result.
If all the requirements have been satisfied, the application will be accepted pending a waiting period for any opposition’s to registration of the mark being made.
If all the requirements are not met however, a report is received that details any issues that have been raised by the examiner. These issues will need to be addressed before an application can continue.
While it is better to have done the ground work up front that would prevent this situation occurring, Pinnacle TMS have experience helping companies and individuals through this process, which can be tricky, filled with technical jargon and legal terms. The Trade Marks Office is not permitted to provide advice on any particular case, so it is up to the applicant to seek out IP specific legal advice.
This is where Pinnacle TMS can help. We can look at the report received and recommend a strategy going forward based on our previous experience. If necessary, eg in any opposition matters, we help you connect with legal assistance that is relevant to your situation. Due to our extensive experience, we know not only who you need to ask to get help, but also the questions you need to ask, and we can then help co-ordinate the application process and get it back on track.