The order of the trademark application procedure in France is as follows:
- Examination – In this phase, the application will be examined if the applicant complied with all of the requirements. Compliance with regards to formality, descriptiveness, classification, distinctiveness and deceptiveness will be checked.
- Publication – The particulars of the application will be made available to the public especially to third-parties that are interested to oppose. Publication of details will be on print and online.
- Registration – After the prosecution and oppositions have been settled, registration will finally be issued.