Length of the trademark registration process

The trademark registration process can take quite a long time, from a couple of months to over two years. When applying for a trademark, it's essential for business owners to know what timeframes to expect, not only to plan their business operations around them but also to respond to any official correspondence on time.

The process comprises two main stages, the length of which depends on the country. During the first one, the intellectual property office assesses the formal requirements. If the application advances to stage two, it is published for oppositions. During this window, owners of existing trademarks can come forward and raise an opposition if they feel the applicant's trademark is similar to theirs and potentially infringing on their rights.

Below you can find frequently asked questions related to the length of the trademark registration process and its stages.

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