About Indian Trademark Application Status

After filing a trademark application in India, it generally takes at least 13 months to get a trademark registered at the Indian Trademark Registry. In this fitful period, the application goes through multiple stages and the trademark application status can be checked online.

Related: What all to do after completing Trademark Registration?

Every time the status is updated against the application number, it reflects the stage of application is. it is very important to have complete knowledge of all the stages that are shown in the trademark application status.

This blog post will help you understand what each stage in trademark application status would mean followed by the steps to check trademark application status in India.

Trademark Application Status

The following are the status shown at the various stages of the trademark application:

  • New Application

This just means that the application has entered into the database for its registration. This is the first step succeeding in which the application will be processed.

  • Send to Vienna Codification

This applies to non-text trademarks only. If any trademark contains a label, logo, or artwork, then it is assigned a numerical code. This numerical code is in agreement with the  Vienna Codification.

  • Formality Check – Pass

This implies that the trademark application has complied with all the procedural formalities. Procedural formalities refer to the filing of power of attorney, providing translations wherever required, and so on. It means completing every detail required in the form very efficiently.

  • Formality Check – Fail

If any of the above-listed formalities are left incomplete or the application form hasn’t satisfactorily complied then the application status will be shown as “formality check to failed”. The applicant has to comply with the check fail mentioned by the Registry.

  • Send Back to EDP

EDP means Electronic Data Processing. All the documents and the data entered in the trademark application are fully digitized. “Send Back to EDP” represents that there is some error during the data entry that needs to be rectified. The applicant isn’t required to do anything during this stage of trademark application status.

  •  Send to PRAS

The Pre-Registration Amendment Section indicates that the applicant has filed an amendment before the trademark registration.

  • Marked for Exam

This step signifies the starting of the legal procedure. This means that now the trademark application will be taken up by an Examiner to determine its registrability. It is in the hands of the examiner to decide if the trademark qualifies for registration or not in compliance with the provisions of the Trademark Act.

  • Exam Report Issued/Accepted

Once after the examination is completed, an exam report is issued. Acceptance refers to a fact that the examiner has not raised any objections and the trademark is approved to be published in the trademark journal before its final registration.

  • Objected

The examiner is eligible to raise any objection against the registration of the mark and therefore if this happens, the status will be shown as objected. In case of any objection, it is mandatory on the part of the applicant to file a reply within one month from the date of receipt of the hard copy of the notice.

  • Abandoned

The trademark application will be abandoned if the objections raised by the registrar aren’t responded to within the stipulated time.

  • Refused

If the trademark examiner doesn’t get convinced with the response to his objection then he is eligible to refuse the trademark registration.

  • Advertised before Accepted

This simply means that the trademark is advertised in the trademark journal before and allowing any third party to oppose the mark before it is accepted for registration.

  • Accepted and Advertised

This means that the trademark has been published in the trademark journal and does not demand any change in the application.

  • Opposed

After the publication of the mark in the journal, a third – party has 4 months to file an opposition to the published mark. If there is a third-party opposition then the status is reflected as opposed.

  • Registered

This represents that the mark is successfully registered with the Trademark Registry for the next 10 years.

  • Removed

This represents the removal of the trademark from the Register of Trademarks. This primarily happens because of the non-renewal of the registered trademark.

  • Withdrawn

This status is shown when the applicant voluntarily withdraws the trademark application.

Henceforth it is very important to keep a tab on the trademark application status regularly.

Steps to Check Trademark Application Status

Step 1: Login into http://ipindiaonline.gov.in/eregister/eregister.aspx

Step 2:

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