The sequence of trademark application in Austria in as follows: examination, registration, publication.
- Examination – Once the application was submitted to the trademark office, authorities will examine several factors to see if the mark is registrable. To avoid refusals, make sure that your mark is compliant with respect to morality, formalities, classifications, clarity, descriptiveness, etc.
- Registration – If the mark passed the examination stage, registration will be granted. Note that at this point, the trademark authorities have not yet checked if there are existing similar registered marks.
- Publication – The following details will be made available to the public: mark, name and address of applicant, number and date of application, goods/services, priority claim, representation and representative. Online publication will give a chance to third-parties to appeal and oppose.