Trademark registration in Jharkhand is a lengthy process, it takes a minimum of 6 months time to get a Trademark registered if it is unique in all respect. In this period of time the application goes through various stages one of which is objection.
When a trademark is under objection its status changes to OBJECTED on the portal. An examination Report is issued online containing details of such objection. An objection is a query raised by the department citing the fact that why according to department it is necessary to not grant registration to the said trademark.
The objection issued on the trademark is generally under 2 sections; Section 11 – When the trademark/wordmark is similar to an existing trademark, or Section 9 – When it is not possible to distinguish between products and services or any prohibited mark is used.
When a trademark status changes to Objected and examination report is issued then it is necessary to file a formal reply with the department within 30days of issuance of examination report otherwise the application shall be considered abandoned.