A trademark journal is a record that contains details of trademark application that are granted or that are awaiting for examination or that are opposed. Every trademark office in several parts of the country publishes these journals. The journal gives an overview to the user to help him know if his mark is distinctive. It will also help the proprietor or the trademark attorney to know if his/her mark is opposed by a third person by simply viewing the trademark journal.
Trademark journal in India can be viewed by visiting the ipindia website. The journal helps to search for the desired article. There would be a list of journal number which will be published twice every month. Along with the journal number, the date of publication and the date of availability will also be mentioned. Mostly both these dates would be the same.
From the list of journal number, one can select the desired list. The list would contain many other sections related to classes in the specified journal number. After clicking on the class in which you want to search, click ctrl + F and type the keyword for application number/class/address/abstract etc. By doing this it will be possible to see your trademark application.
It is also possible to file a notice of opposition to oppose an application that is published in the trademark journal by filling the Tm Form-5 with a prescribed fee of Rs 2,500/- (Rupees Two Thousand Five hundred).
The trademark journals are also available in other trademark offices such as the United Kingdom trademark office. The website is http://www.ipo.gov.uk. Here the trademark journal can be viewed electronically and can also be obtained in the pdf format.