A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. This expression could be a word, slogan, photograph, logo, graphic, colour combination, sound or even smell.
But due to some valid reasons, trademark offices can have objections on any trademark application which does not meet their legal norms. There can be many reasons for trademark objection. It can be due to the similarity between logo or word with any existing one. It may be due to the sentiments attached with any religion. These are few reasons which can lead to trademark objection. If you receive any objection like this from another party, then you need to respond back within a month, that is within 30 days. You will receive a proper legal objection letter from Trademark department. But if you still don’t take any steps, then the Registrar has the full rights to abandon the application.
Trademark objection is done through LegalRaasta.
WHY SHOULD YOU RESPOND BACK TO A TRADEMARK OBJECTION
Always be well prepared before you receive any trademark objection from the department. You should have appropriate proofs which will prove that your trademark does not have anything to do with the existing word or logo of another person.
It provides your brand a unique identity as trademark represents your company which helps you to stand out among others.
The Trademark Registry has classified goods and services under 45 classes. Your application must mention the class/classes of the goods/services. The trademark would be registered under those classes only.
The trademark registered under Trademark Act 2000 will be valid only in India. However, in some countries trademark registered in India can be used as a base for registering a trademark in that country.