(i) 2,38,944 applications pending at examination stage
(ii) 2,74,963 applications pending at objection stage after examination
(iii)1,35,874 applications pending at the opposition stage after publication in the Trade Mark Journals.
Electronic filing of trademark applications was introduced in 2007 but is not mandatory. Since registration process is a quasi-judicial process it is not possible to grant registration to the trademarks through on-line process.
Registration of trademarks is a quasi-judicial process and no time limit can be specified for registration. However, average time for registration of a mark with no opposition has been reduced from 26 months to 12 months.