The sequence of the application process is as follows:
- Examination – Once the application was submitted to the trademark office, it will be examined according to its: formality, deceptiveness, classification, descriptiveness and distinctiveness.
- Publication – The application details will be published online and in print for the public to see. Publication will allow third parties to challenge the application. Particulars that will be published include: mark, goods/services, number and date of application, name and address of applicant, priority claim, and class number.
- Registration – Once the prosecution procedure is done, the oppositions are overcome, and if there are no other grounds for refusal, the registration will then be issued by the authorities.