1. Application
  2. Examination
  3. Publication for Opposition
  4. Registration

The application must include a reproduction of the mark (such as the brand name or logo) for which registration is sought and must detail the classes of goods/services applied for and set out a specific list of the particular goods/services which the trade mark is intended to cover. Most trade mark registries accept applications via the internet, although some may require that applications are filed by more traditional methods such as by fax or post.

When an application is received by the trade mark registry and the appropriate application fees have been paid, it will be assigned a trade mark application number by which the application will be identified.

If the trade mark application successfully proceeds to registration, the Trade mark will be deemed to have effect from the application date.

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