The Opposition Notice is filed on Form No. TM-5 within three months from the date of publication of the Trademark
The Trademark Registry office sends one copy of the Notice of Opposition Notice on TM – 5 to the Applicants
The Applicants sends his Counter- Statement in triplicate on Form No. TM- 6 to the Trademark Registry
The Trademark Registry then sends one copy of the Counter Statements to the Opponents (who has filed TM –5).
On receipt of the Counter Statement, the opponents file their evidence by the use of Affidavit supported by documentary evidence of the use and advertisement of the mark to the Trademark Registry and also send one set of his evidence to the Applicants simultaneously.
On receipt of the documents from the opponents, the Applicants file their evidence by way of Affidavit and documentary evidence of the use and advertisement of the mark to the Trademark Registry and one complete set to the opponents.
On receipt of the documents from the Applicants, the opponents file their rebuttal evidence within one month
After completion of these formalities, the Trademark Tribunal fixes a date and time for addressing arguments by both the parties through their attorneys.