Guidance

Trade marks: standard opposition

Opposition is the legal procedure that allows you to try to stop a published trade mark going on to become registered.

Documents

Statement of use

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Guidance following the filing of a TM8: notice of defence

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Details

Opposition is the legal procedure that allows you to try to stop a published mark going on to become registered. You can oppose the entire application, or only some of the goods or services it covers. If you start opposition proceedings, you become the ‘opponent’ in the case.

You may also oppose a trade mark application using the Fast Track Opposition service. Please see the fast track guidance for further information.

Glossary of terms

The Trade marks tribunal: glossary of terms is also available.

Published 19 March 2015