Any person can apply for opposition. The time period for opposition is 4 months. The Registrar then shall send the notice to the applicant of the trademark. Within two months from the notice regarding the opposition, the applicant shall reply with the reasons which he relies upon for his application. In case the applicant does not provide a reply, then it is presumed that the application has been abandoned.
If the applicant sends a counter statement, a copy of it shall be served to the person opposing. Evidence relied upon by the applicant and the opposition shall be submitted to the Registrar. An opportunity to hear shall be provided, if the parties to the dispute desire.
The Registrar after taking evidence and hearing the parties, shall decide the permit of the registration and may consider the grounds of objection taken by the opposition or not. The Registrar may, on request, permit correction of any error in, or any amendment of, a notice of opposition or a counter-statement on such terms as he thinks just.