published for opposition

25 October, 2018

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The stage in the trademark registration process when the Trademark Office opens up the trademark application to challenges from the public. During this 30-day period, anyone can object to the completion of registration of the mark by filing an opposition notice that explains their reasoning. Oppositions are most commonly filed when someone else believes that consumers are likely to confuse the mark with an existing mark, or if the mark is descriptive, generic, or deceptive.

Synonyms:
opposition
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