Average process time for Services of Trade Mark Registry

Average process time for Services of Trade Mark Registry

SN

Type / nature of office action

Average time for disposal

(working days)

1

Issuance of Acknowledgement Receipt on filing application. This includes following steps:

  • Reception of documents in the Systems
  • Reception of Fee instruments and verification
  • Data Entry

Fifteen days

2

Issuance of 1st Examination Report on application.

This includes following steps:

  • Classification
  • Allocation to the section/ officer
  • Formal examination
  • Similarity search
  • Reporting

Four months

3

Action on reply received from the applicant

Three months

4

Acceptance and subsequent publication on compliance of all legal/codal requirements. This includes following steps:

  • Processing of reply / amendment
  • Data entry
  • Publication in TM e-Journal 

Two months

5

Process time to decide an Opposition proceedings

It depends on case to case basis

6

Registration of Trade mark – where no opposition received. It includes following steps:

Acceptance, publication, opposition time (02 months) and issuance of demand notice.

Six months

7

Issuance of Registration Certificate of trademark after publication from reception of Fee for Demand Notice

Three months

8

Trademark Search Report from request on form TM-55

Fifteen days

9

Miscellaneous requests where hearing is NOT required e.g.; 

  • Request for issuance of certified copy
  • Request for change of name, address, etc.
  • Request for duplicate certificate
  • Request for assignment / licence etc.

one months

10

Process time to decide invalidation / cancellation Proceedings

It depends on case to case basis