THE MEANING OF TRADE MARK APPLICATION STATUS “ABANDONED”
The trade mark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website shows as “Abandoned” when the applicant failed to respond within the stipulated time period prescribed under the Act.
The trade mark application could be “Abandoned” due to lack of prosecution by the Applicant such as when:
- No response has been filed to a deficiency letter within the stipulated period of one month from receipt of letter
- No response has been filed to an examination report within the stipulated period of one month from receipt of examination report
- Show-cause hearing has not been attended when the hearing was posted
- Counter statement has not been filed with 2 months from receipt of notice of opposition
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