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What is the procedure for registering a trademark in Bhutan

The procedure for registration a trademark in Bhutan is as follows:-

Trademark application filing in Bhutan: – as per the procedure specified in the Industtrial Property Act of 2001.

Examination Report by the Bhutan Registry: – an examination report is usually issued within 15-18 months depending on the back log of the registry.

Reply to examination report: – a reply to an examination report has to be filed. If the registry is satisfied with the reply, the application shall proceed for advertisement in the Trademarks Journal.

Advertisement in Bhutan Trademarks Journal: – an application is advertised in the Trademarks Journal so as to invite the public for filing an opposition for the mark.

Opposition: – the time period to file a notice of opposition is 3 months from the date the Trademarks Journal in which the mark has been advertised, has been made available to the public.Registration: – where no opposition is filed within the specified time, the application shall proceed to registration.

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