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Timing And Considerations For Filing An Opposition At TTAB

Law360, New York (July 6, 2015, 11:59 AM EDT) -- An opposition proceeding affords third parties an opportunity to object to a trademark application that they believe may harm their business or cause consumer confusion. Publication of a trademark application initiates the opposition period. Once a mark is published, third parties who believe that they will be damaged by registration of the trademark have 30 days to institute a trademark opposition proceeding by filing a notice of opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Alternatively, potential opposers may file a request for an extension of time to oppose within that 30 day period. The ability to oppose is limited to...

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