Trade mark application no. 40202112345A was filed in Classes
1 and 2. An objection has been raised only for all the goods in Class 1.
The applicant may consider
filing Form TM8 with the relevant fee to divide the application into two (i.e. Class 1 remains in one of the
applications, and Class 2 will be divided out into another application). Upon the Registry’s approval of the
division, each child mark on IPOS' Register will bear a similar IPOS application number as the parent mark, except that they will each have a suffix added (e.g. 40202112345A-01 and 40202112345A-02).
The mark status of the parent mark (40202112345A) will updated as “Divided”. The mark status of 2 child
marks (40202112345A-01 and 40202112345A-02) will be reflected as “Pending (Under Examination)”.
Trade mark application no. 40202112345A-02, where only Class 2 is claimed, will be accepted for publication
since there is no outstanding objection against the application. The applicant will still have to overcome the
objection in trade mark application no. 40202112345A-01, where only Class 1 is claimed, as Form TM8 is not
considered to be a response to our objection letter and the objection remains outstanding.