Once we apply for Trademark registration, the trademark application goes through series of steps such as Trademark Objection and later on hearing.
Receiving notices for hearing are not uncommon and also not that scary, so let us understand how to deal with trademark hearing and how exactly know that is there a hearing date issued or not.
Sometimes what happens is that just after submission of There are many types of Trademark objections reply , the alert: Awaiting for examination reply vanishes and thereafter, a new alert appears that appears as – “Ready for show cause hearing”.
This alert does not mean that you have received hearing notice or date. This means that Hearing for your Trademark application is bound to come.
So, in case anyone calls you and asks money for hearing at this stage is totally wrong and you must avoid any such calls. As this alert only indicates that Trademark hearing will surely come for your application in NEAR FUTURE not now.
Whereas, if you see the Alert as under hearing, you shall proceed to check hearing notice, because this alert means that hearing notice has been issued and hearing date has already been mentioned.
There are three ways in which you may receive hearing notices:
- 1) By mail
- 2) through speed post
- 3) online in E-register.
By mail: Trademark registry has started this service since 2016, and send the hearing notice online through mail id mentioned during the time of filing of the application.