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A Trademark hearing is a physical appearance before the registrar of trademark both in person or through an attorney. Trademark hearing can also be done through video conferencing either in person or through an attorney or an agent for removal of the objections that were raised by the examiner in their examination report. The prospects of Trademark objections are nowadays very important and trademark hearing occurs if the examiner is not satisfied with the response filed by the applicant at the time of issuance of examination report.
An ideal trademark should be distinctive in nature and is able to distinguish itself from those of others. A perfect trademark should be unique from other trademark of the same class and should be ready to be registered and protected following are the few qualities of a good trademark that should be considered before trademark registration-
Following are the procedure for Trademark Hearing-
The regional jurisdiction for trademark application and hearing is divided into five zones under which several States and Union territories have been classified, which are as follows-
A Trademark Hearing can be extended or suspended for non appearance of applicant or agent or attorney suo moto by filing of a TM-M form for extension of time along with the prescribed fees. The form has to be submitted at least three days from the date of hearing. If you do not wish to attend a trademark hearing, the concerned administrator may adjourn for two to three times on his choice but not more than that. Not attending the hearing without rir intimation to the officer, your trademark will be abandoned by the registrar of trademark for not taking appropriate action in time.
Documents for Trademark hearing differs case to case, but few of the documents mentioned below are for reference-
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