Thursday, July 28 2022   \  Published by Dennemeyer .

Publication and opposition issues in MENAP trademark registrations

Publication and opposition issues in MENAP trademark registrations

The publication of a trademark is an essential step in the registration process. For one, it lets the applicant know that the mark is close to being officially registered. But it does not mean registration has occured nor that is guaranteed in the near future. 

Publication of a trademark application can alert owners of existing trademarks that certain pending registration may infringe upon their Intellectual Property (IP) rights. 

Subsequently, these owners can file motions of opposition to the registration of new marks within a specifies timeframe. This perios's length varies significantly between countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) region. Read more

 

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