If I raise an opposition against a similar trademark, will it cost me anything?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If you decide to file an opposition against a published trademark in any jurisdiction, you will be required to pay a fee, no matter the grounds for the opposition. The price depends on the jurisdiction, as every IP office sets its fee schedule differently. If you don't pay the required amount, your request will be denied and deemed invalid.

If you pay the fee in time and your request is accepted by the respective examining body, the opposed party will be notified. Documentation concerning the opposition will be sent to you and the opposed party. It will include the period within which a response must be received by the IP office as well are the grounds for the opposition.

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