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Friday, September 17, 2010

Trademark Journals List

By Ramaswami Natarajan

A record that contains details of trademark application is called trademark journal which contains details whether the trademarks are granted, awaiting for examination or are opposed. The trademark journals are published in every trademark office in several parts of the country. The user gets an overview from the trademark journal if his mark is distinctive. The proprietor or the trademark attorney will also get an overview as to whether his/her mark is opposed by any third party by viewing the trademark journal.

In India, the intellectual property rights website publishes the trademark journal. The desired journals can be searched with the help of the trademark journal. The list of journal number will be published twice in a month. The date of publication and the date of availability will also be mentioned along with the journal number. Mostly both these dates would be the same.

From the list of journal number, one can select the preferred list. The list contains sections and classes in the specified journal number. After clicking on the class in which you want to investigate, click control + F and type the keyword for application number or class or address or abstract etc. By doing this it will be possible to see your trademark application.

The Filed trademark application in the intellectual property office can be opposed by filing the Tm Form-5 with a prescribed fee of Rs 2,500/- (Rupees Two Thousand Five hundred).

The trademark journals are also available in other trademark offices such as the United Kingdom trademark office, United States patent and trademark office etc. The website of United Kingdom trademark office is The trademark journal can be viewed electronically and can be obtained in the pdf format. The trademark journal thus helps us to get details about the status of trademark applications and thus will be helpful to the owner of the trademark.

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