The trademark examiner issues a consolidated examination report (shown as status ‘Exam Report Issued’) if he/she has any objections about the mark or any details.
It is important to reply to the examination report within one month from the date of issuance failing which your trademark can also be ‘abandoned’.
Your trademark application status can change to ‘Abandoned’ when you have not replied to the following within the prescribed time limit.
In case your trademark status is ‘Abandoned’ then –
It is not necessary that every trademark application gets registered successfully. There are times when the status of your application might reflect as ‘Refused’.
The examiner can refuse the trademark application post receiving a reply to the examination report or hearing in the court due to his/her dissatisfaction.
A successful opposition from a third party against the applied mark can also result in refusal of your trademark. Also, a trademark can be refused on different grounds mentioned in Section 9 and 11 of The Trademarks, Act, 1999.
According to Section 91 of the Trademarks, Act, 1999, an appeal can be filed to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board within three months from the date of refusal of the trademark.