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What is Trademark Renewal?
Trademark registration is valid for ten years and after that, it needs renewal. Don’t worry if you forget to set an alarm for it you will receive a prior notice at the registered office regarding the renewal of your trademark. Usually, in loads of work, most of the time companies forget to renew it to minimize that the registrar sends a notice 6 months before the expiration of the trademark.
After the notice, if you will still not respond then the registrar sends you a statement in which it mentions that your trademark would be removed from the trademark Journal if it’s not get renewed on time. No doubt it is a lengthy process and takes at least 6-12 months after the expiration of the trademark but still why to take any chance as the process after expiration involves a good amount of fees.
How to Renew a Trademark?
To start with, remember that you need to begin the process for renewal three to six months before the expiry of the trademark. The Registrar, after all, will only inform you about the expiry of the trademark very close to the last date, and it does take a few months to complete the procedure.
A form available, Form-18, is needed for the renewal process. The application should be accompanied by the requisite fee that needs to be paid to renew the trademark. The application for trademark renewal is then reviewed for quality before it is finally renewed. Once the reviews are done, the owner of the trademark is liable to receive a certificate of renewal, thus marking his continued ownership.
Cases in which Trademark Renewal is not mandatory
A delay of more than 6 months can be risky and shall attract extra fees and documentation. If the renewal process does not get completed within 12 months of the expiration of the trademark, the trademark gets abandoned
Documents required for trademark renewal
What if the Trademark expires?
Well, if you don’t apply for the renewal of the trademark within six months after the expiry, there’s still hope, as you can apply for restoration.
Under Section 25(4) of the Trademark Act, 1999, you can apply for restoration by submitting an application and paying the prescribed fee. However, this can only be done within one year of the expiration of the trademark.
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