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What are the steps of a trademark opposition?

Once you file or receive a Notice of Opposition and it is received by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the applicant has forty days from that date to file a response. If no response is filed within that period, the TTAB will issue a default judgment against the trademark application and it will be cancelled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If a response is filed, the process becomes similar to litigation, as there will be a settlement conference, discovery, and trial.

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