UKIPO reduces opposition period by one day


On the 30th September 2010, the United Kingdom Trade Marks Registry announced a change in the way it calculates the period for filing oppositions against United Kingdom trade mark applications.

The two month period for filing an opposition will now include the date of advertisement of the application. Upon review of the Trade Mark Rules following a challenge from a trade mark attorney firm,

the United Kingdom Trade Marks Registry will from the 30th September 2010 interpret the ‘automatic’ opposition period of two months, as including the date of advertisement of the application, effectively shortening the opposition period by one day compared to the old policy.

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