When a Trademark application is submitted with the Trademark Registrar, the application may be sent back for rectification if any errors or omissions are detected. Such applications are marked 'Formalities Check Fail' by the authority. The Registrar sends the application back to the applicant along with the reasons why the application is not accepted for the next stage of Trademark registration.
The applicant can rectify the Trademark application and re-submit it with the Registrar. If the Registrar finds the changes to Trademark application to be sufficient and rectifying of the previous errors, the Registrar allows the application to be processed and marks it for examination.
Once the relevant documents are submitted, the Trademark lawyer drafts a rectification petition to correct the Trademark application and re-submits it with the Trademark Registrar. If the Registrar is satisfied with the rectification made, the Registrar sends it to the next stage i.e. examination by the Trademark Examiner.