Trademark Registration Application undergoes following steps:
As a part of third Step, Trademark Examination of Form TM-A, if examiner encounters any inconsistency in the Form, it may raise objection under section 9 and Section 11 of the trademark Act, 1999 as explained below:
Eg: Use of general word such as “salt” in your mark.
Eg: Use of word “Delhi” in a trademark
Eg: Use of word “pizza”
Eg: the mark “Moffy” and “Moffie” in a readymade garments business
Eg: the mark “Airtel” in the telecommunication business and “Airtel” in footwear business.
Note that in case the objection is raised by the Trademark Department, the requisite reply must be filed within one month from the date of receipt of the examination report otherwise the application shall be abandoned. If the response to the report is filed within the aforesaid time, the same shall be duly considered and if the Registrar accepts the application for registration, he shall advertise the mark as accepted in the Trademark Journal but if the response to the report is not found satisfactory or where the applicant has requested for hearing, the Registrar shall provide an opportunity of being heard to the applicant.