The registration process:
The opposition period is within 3 months from the date of publication of the trademark application.
Requirement of Use
If the trademark has not been used within 3 years from the actual date of registration or has later not been used for 3 years continuously, the mark may be subject to cancellation. In order to restore the protection of the mark, the owner needs to show subsequent use. This, however, is dependent on whether a party has requested cancellation due to non-use.
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application. The registration can be renewed for periods of 10 years. If the owner fails to renew the mark after the due date, a grace period of 6 months is given.