What happens if you don’t renew your trademark?
Registering your trademark ensures you maintain exclusive rights to the mark. If you don’t renew on time, you lose your rights. Your competitor would be within their full legal right to come in and claim ownership.
Are trademarks automatically renewed?
Trade marks must be renewed every 10 years. You can renew a trade mark in the 6 months before it expires and up to 6 months afterwards. You cannot renew online if your trade mark expired more than 6 months ago. You might still be able to restore your trade mark by post.
Do you need to renew trademark?
You must renew your trademark registration between the 9th and 10th year following your registration date, and each successive ten-year period thereafter. If you’ve exceeded the deadline year by less than 6 months, you may pay an additional fee to file within the USPTO grace period.
Can you renew an expired trademark?
There is no procedure to revive or reinstate a lapsed or canceled registration, except in the unlikely event you filed the required forms and paid the mandatory fees, but the USPTO mistakenly did not process them in time.
What are the 3 types of trademarks?
There are four categories of trademarks: (1) fanciful or arbitrary, (2) suggestive, (3) descriptive, and (4) generic.
Why do Trademarks last forever?
Unlike patents and copyrights, trademarks do not expire after a set period of time. Trademarks will persist so long as the owner continues to use the trademark. Once the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), grants a registered trademark, the owner must continue to use the trademark in ordinary commerce.
How often do you renew trademarks?
In order to keep trade mark protection in place it must be renewed every 10 years.
How much does it cost to renew your trademark?
3. Filing Declaration of Use and Application for Renewal every 10 years (Combined §8 declaration and §9 renewal): $525 per class (if filed before the grace period).
Does a trademark have to be registered?
You are not required to register your trademark, but where or whether you decide to register your trademark can determine the scope of your rights. Specifically, you can rely on common law rights or file for state, federal, or international trademark registration.