The sequence of application is as follows:
- Examination – The application will be examined if it is compliant in terms of formality, classification, descriptiveness, distinctiveness, and deceptiveness.
- Publication – Information about the application will be made available to the public particularly to parties that are interested to oppose. The following details will be published in print and online: mark, name and address of applicant, application number and date, goods/services, representation of mark and representative on record, and priority claim.
- Registration – After the prosecution and once the opposition has been overcome, the trademark authorities will now issue the registration.