Normally, the following are the grounds, which are usually taken up in a notice of Opposition:
- The Mark applied for does not qualify for Registration i.e :Common use word, Generic word etc.
- The Mark applied for Registration is identical or deceptively similar to an already Registered Mark.
- The goods for which registration is sought are the same as like that of opponent registered trademark.
- The opponent’s trademark has acquired valuable reputation among the traders and consuming public and therefore the use of the mark applied for is likely to deceive or cause confusion.
- The applicant’s trademarks is prohibited for registration under certain provisions of the Act.
- The applicant is not entitled for honest and concurrent registration.
- The claim of user by the applicant is false one.
- The applicant is not the proprietor of the trademark applied for.
- The opponent is the “prior user” of the Mark applied for.