Publication for Opposition Law and Legal Definition

Publication for opposition is made when the examining attorney raises no objections to registration, or when the applicant overcomes all objections. The publication is made by the examining attorney who will approve the mark for publication in the Official Gazette. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will send a notice of publication to the applicant stating the date of publication. Any party who believes it may be damaged by registration of the mark has thirty days from the publication date to file either an opposition to registration or a request to extend the time to oppose. If no opposition is filed or if the opposition is unsuccessful, the application enters the next stage of the registration process.