The trademark may be refused in some countries and registered in other
After receiving the application, INPI confirms that the international application is the same as the national trademark application and sends it to WIPO. WIPO conducts a formal examination to verify that the application meets all requirements and advises the applicant if there are problems with the application.
The international registration then follows the process that each of the chosen countries provides for the national registration of trademarks. Countries have a deadline for refusing registration in their territory. If they fail to do so, registration is deemed to be granted. Therefore, the trademark may be refused in some countries and registered in others.
The international registration may be extended to other countries at any time due to changing circumstances that prevented registration or the desire to protect the trademark in countries where registration was not originally requested.