Quick Tour (Trademark Renewal)

Know more about Trademark Renewal

A trademark is any unique expression related to a product or service that distinguishes it from others. This expression could be a word, slogan, photograph, logo, graphic, colour combination, sound or even smell.


A registered trademark has 10 years of validity. After that it needs renewal. You do not need to worry if you forget to renew it as you will receive a prior notice at your registered office regarding the renewal of your trademark. Usually, companies forget to renew their trademark. So, the Registrar informs them regarding the same 6 months before expiration. Still, if there is no action from your side, then Registrar issues a statement which says that your trademark would be removed from Trade Marks Journal. It is a very long process and takes at least 6-12 months after expiration. So before that, you can renew it by just paying the amount of fine to the department.

 

Brief details about Trademark Renewal

A Registered Trademark is a priceless asset and should not be given away so easily. It takes around 4 to 5 years for a trademark to get registered and becomes valid for a period of 10 years. If you do not renew it, the protection over the mark lapse and the register may abandon the trademark. The Trademark renewal in India can be filed before the following dates:

- Before the 6 months from the Last date of Trademark expiration. Or

- After the 6 months from the date of trademark Expiration subject to late fees.

1

Preparation of Trademark Application

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Filing of Trademark Application (Renewal)

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Payment of fees

4

Examination of TM Application by Authority

5

Issuance of TM Renewal Certificate

Advantages

Disadvantages

There are no disadvantages.