If the Examiner /Registrar raises objections in the Examination Report, the status of the trademark application will show as “Objected”. After the application is scrutinized, objections may be raised by the Examiner/Registrar under the Trade Marks Act Sections 9 and 11..
To overcome this objection, it is essential to show that the trade mark is characteristically distinctive. This objection can also be avoided if the trade mark has developed a unique character because of extensive use. For this purpose, it is required to submit a user affidavit with cogent evidences which shows that the trade mark has acquired uniqueness.