What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in the European Union?

The application will first be examined by the trademark authorities with respect to formalities, classification, deceptiveness, clarity, descriptiveness and distinctiveness. If it passes the examination phase, the application details will be published online: the mark itself, applicant’s name and address, date of application, the goods/services involved, priority and seniority claim information, and the trademark’s representation. During the time of publication, opposition is also made available before the mark is officially registered.

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