Within two months from service of a copy of the counter statement, the opponent shall furnish such evidence as he desires in support of the opposition in the form of an Affidavit under Rule 45 to strengthen the case. Copies of such evidence including exhibits shall be submitted before the registrar along with a copy to the applicant. Alternatively, the opponent can choose to waive filing such an Affidavit under Rule 45 and solely rely on the facts stated in the Notice of Opposition. However, such intention should be intimated to the Registrar and to the applicant in writing within the prescribed time.

If the opponent fails to submit such evidence in support of the Opposition or a waiver letter within the prescribed time of two months, the opposition is deemed to have been abandoned.