Trademark opposition is a counter claim made on an applied wordmark by the owner of a registered mark who thinks his name is similar to that of the applied mark. Opposition notice is sent by the opposite party and is required to be replied within 30 days otherwise the application shall become abandoned.
Trademark Opposition is always settled in a hearing. When a party raises an opposition and other party files counter statement in requisite time then the Registrar of Trademark grants a hearing to both the parties to listen to their views and decide on the matter.
Counter Statement is required to be filed in such a manner that it should elaborate the distinguishness of the mark from the other marks and help registrar make a clear picture regarding the matter in question.
Once the Registrar clears the objection the mark is then again allowed to be in the journal for the remaining period of time till a Registration certificate is issued.