publication for opposition

25 October, 2018

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Publication of a trademark application to allow people an opportunity to challenge the application. Oppositions are most commonly filed when someone else believes that a mark poses a likelihood of confusion with an existing mark, or is merely descriptive, generic, or deceptive. For every pending trademark in the U.S., there is a 30-day period in which the public can object to the registration of the mark by filing an opposition notice explaining why the mark should not be registered.

Synonyms:
opposition
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