When To File An Opposition or Counter Statement?
After an application is examined and passed all objections. The Registrar will Accept and Advertise the trademark in the Trade Marks Journal. A trademark is published in the journal to intimate the general public about such application and give a final chance to oppose the registration. The application is kept open for oppositions for a period of 4 months. If anybody feels that they will be aggrieved if a trademark is registered in the name of a specific person they may oppose the application. If an opposition is filed against an application then the applicant is required to file a counter statement within 2 months to dismiss the allegations raised in the opposition. If the counter statement is not filed the application shall be Refused by the Registrar of Trade Marks.