The sequence of trademark application is as follows:
- Examination – Once the application is submitted to the trademark office authorities, some elements will be examined such as: classification, formality, deceptiveness, descriptiveness, and distinctiveness.
- Publication – The specifics of the application will be posted online and on print so the public can have access. Details include the mark itself, application number and date, name and address of applicant, goods and services, among others.
- Registration – If there are no obstacles to the application and nobody has opposed after the publication, the trademark office will then issue the registration certificate.