Trademark Oppositions – WIPO – International Trademarks

International Trademark, which is also known as WIPO Trademark, is the trademark registration done under the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol.

International Trademark grants protection in many countries by filing a single trademark registration request, based on a single application or registration in one of the member states.

Such registration will be done faster and at a lower cost than filing requests in each member country.

An international trademark will follow in each designated countries the national procedure.

So that, the provisional and final refusals, office actions, opposition procedures and contestation procedures will follow the national terms and conditions for filing answers and proofs.

OPPOSITION PERIOD

Country Initial Time Limit Starting Date Extensions Available
Trademark Oppositions in Australia 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Bangladesh 4 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Brazil 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Canada 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Chile 1 month publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in China 3 months publication of application NO
China: Hong Kong (SAR) 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Colombia 1 month publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Costa Rica 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Croatia 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Czech Rep. 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Denmark 2 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Ecuador 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Egypt 2 months publication of application
Trademark Oppositions in El Salvador 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Estonia 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Finland 2 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in France 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Georgia 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Germany 3 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Hungary 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Iran (Islamic Rep. of) 1month publication of application
Trademark Oppositions in Ireland 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Israel 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Italy 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Jamaica 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Japan 2 months publication of registration NO
Kyrgyzstan 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Latvia 3 months publication of registration
Trademark Oppositions in Lithuania 3 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Mauritius 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Moldova 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in New Zealand 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Norway 2 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Oman 1 month publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Pakistan 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Panama 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Peru 1 month publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Portugal 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Rep. of Korea 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Romania 2 months publication of registration NO
Russian Federation N/A publication of registration NO
Saint Lucia 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Opposition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Singapore 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Slovakia 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Slovenia 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Spain 2 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Sri Lanka 3 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Sudan 6 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Swaziland 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Sweden 2 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Switzerland 3 months publication of registration NO
Trademark Oppositions in Thailand 3 months publication of application NO
The former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Trinidad and Tobago 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Tunisia 2 months publication of application NO
Turkey 3 months publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Ukraine more than 3 months the application filing date NO
Trademark Oppositions in United Kingdom 2 months publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in USA 1 month publication of application YES
Trademark Oppositions in Uruguay 1 month publication of application NO
Trademark Oppositions in Zambia 2 months publication of application NO
BOIP 2 months the first day of the month following the publication of the application NO
EC 3 months publication of application NO
OAPI 6 months publication of registration

Volume discounts for Trademark Opposition services in WIPO – International Trademarks are listed below.

Volume discounts aplied as well if other types of services are requires, even in other countries (trademark search, trademark watch, trademark registration, trademark renewal, trademark refusal procedure, trademark contestation):

TRADEMARK OPPOSITION PROCEDURES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS – Key Learnings – WIPO – WORLD  INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY  ORGANIZATION