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An application can be made at any time after registration.
If the registered trade mark was published for opposition purposes in the trade marks Journal before 1 October 2007, then anyone can apply to have it declared invalid on either absolute and/or relative grounds.
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The deadline to respond to Examination Reports/Office Actions issued by the TMO will reduce from 30 days to 15 days, and the deadline to file an appeal to the TRAB once an application has been refusedremains 15 days from the date of rejection of the application.
Where a review of a refused trade mark application is requested, and where the TRAB indicates the review is partially successful, the trade mark applicant can apply to split its application within 15 days.
revocation by a court is significantly more expensive than the other options.
On the other hand, the other options have the unintended consequence of drawing the patentee’s / applicant’s attention to any problems in time for them to take corrective action.