What if I need more time to file the Counter-Statement in an opposition to an international trade mark registration?
You may request for an extension of time to file the Counter-Statement by filing Form HC3 within 4 months after the date of the Registrar's notification of refusal to the International Bureau. [R 14(4) of TM (IR) Rules]
You need to show a good and sufficient reason for the extension and indicate the name and address of every person likely to be affected by the extension. You can file the form at our e-services portal, IPOS Digital Hub.
At the same time, a copy of this form has to be served on the Opponent and each person likely to be affected by an extension of time. [R 14(4A) of TM (IR) Rules]
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