4.8 Reporting on an IRDA

Date Published

4.8.1  Relevant Legislation

Madrid Protocol Regulations

Rule 17 Provisional Refusal and Statement of Grant of Protection


Trade Mark Regulations

17A.16 Examination of IRDA - report to holder

17A.17 Examination - holder's response to report

17A.18 Examination - further report to holder


4.8.2  Process

Authorised examiners  undertake examination of IRDAs. After examination of the IRDA one of the following occurs:

  • If there are no grounds for rejecting an IRDA a clear assessment is prepared.  

  • If grounds for rejection exist with regard to all of the goods and/or services, full provisional refusal is issued.

    • The examiner selects Full Refusal as the assessment outcome, and authors the report accordingly.

  • If grounds for rejection exist with regard to only some of the goods and/or services, partial provisional refusal is issued.

    • The examiner selects Partial refusal as the assessment outcome, and authors the report accordingly.

    • The appropriate amendment or endorsement is set up on the system.

    • Before approving the refusal the approving officer must ensure that:

      • Full Refusal has not been selected as the assessment outcome,
      • the wording of the amendment or endorsement is appropriate