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Trademark hearing or Show cause hearing is the final stage for acceptance or refusal of the Trademark application
in India. Generally, Trademark hearing date is informed to the applicant or applicant attorney through mail or
physical copy dispatch at applicant’s address. But, it is always advisable to keep checking the trademark hearing
status every 15 days, once the alert shows in Trademark status i.e Ready for show cause hearing it means Trademark
hearing date will be updated soon but this status does not mean that Trademark hearing date is issued. Trademark
hearing date is updated in notice and correspondence section as Trademark hearing notice in new trademark status
format.Anyone can take the Trademark application number and check for Trademark hearing date.
Once the Trademark hearing date is issued, it is very important for the applicant to not to leave the Trademark hearing
unattended, as this may lead it refusal of the Trademark Application filed without going into merit of the Trademark
application. Generally, an applicant is awarded three Trademark hearings to defend its Trademark application.
Generally, there is no specific Government fee applicable for Trademark hearing; it’s only the professional fees that
may be charged by the Advocate attending the Trademark hearing at designated Trademark registry. But, in case Trademark
adjournment is sought a form TM-M is filed which has a Fees of Rs 900/- The same form is also filed in case, there is
request for any change or correction or amendment in the Trademark application filed.
Trademark hearings Takes place only at 5 states namely DELHI, MUMBAI, CHENNAI, KOLKATA, and AHMEDABAD, which depends
on address of the applicant as mentioned in the Trademark application filed.