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Trademark Hearing

In case the office objections to acceptance of the application for registration cannot be waived even after considering the applicant’s response to examination report, the matter is set down for hearing through the system. This hearing commonly known as show cause hearing is scheduled and conducted at the appropriate office of the Trade Marks Registry.All matters set for hearing are automatically moved to TLA module of Trade Marks System. The Show Cause Hearing section of respective office of the TMR shall schedule hearing for all such cases in order of their seniority and as per availability of hearing officers. A hearing notice shall be sent to the applicant/agent/attorney concerned, intimating him about the application No & date of hearing. The hearing notice shall be sent approximately 15 days before the date of hearing. A cause list in respect of cases fixed for hearing shall be prepared on monthly basis and the same shall be put up on office website shall be displayed on the notice board After allocation of cases to specific hearing officers, the cause list with the name of the Hearing Officer shall be displayed on the notice board of the respective office