If there are no objections to the application within the publishing time, it will proceed to the examination stage, which will last 150 working days. If there is any opposition, the application will be reviewed accordingly.
Applications that contain characteristics that could mislead consumers about the kind, quality, or intended purpose of the goods or services, or that are already protected by another trademark, will not be accepted for registration. The application will not be registered if the description of the goods or services does not match the quality or efficacy of the goods or services.
The DGIP will issue a certificate of registration and publish the trademark in the official Trademark Gazette if the application passes the examination. Any person or legal body may make a written objection to the Directorate General within the period of publication. A two-month re-examination period is enforced in the case of a trademark rebuttal, and an investigation is performed.