Why trademark is renewed?
Trademark renewal preserves those rights which are only available to a registered mark. In case the proprietor fails to renew the trademark, then he shall lose all the protection that comes along with registration. For example, a registered trademark has the benefit of the legal presumption of ownership.
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.
Do you have to renew trademark every year?
A trade mark registration may be renewed every ten years. There is no limit to the number of times a trade mark registration may be renewed. … Any person may pay for the renewal.
Are there trademark renewal fees?
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).
What happens if trademark is not renewed?
In the case of a person failing to renew a trademark, the registrar will issue an advertisement in the Trademark Journal indicating the removal of the trademark. After the period of the ten years if the trademark is not renewed the person still has the option of restoration, which means renewal itself but with a fine.
What are the 3 types of trademarks?
There are four categories of trademarks: (1) fanciful or arbitrary, (2) suggestive, (3) descriptive, and (4) generic.
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.
Can I use an expired trademark?
Just because a mark is listed as “dead” at the USPTO, does not mean it is available to use without registration, or to register. It’s possible that the registrant of the trademark abandoned the federal trademark registration, but is still using the mark – and so still has common law trademark rights.
Is there an annual fee for trademarks?
The answer is that no. Most countries recognize your trademark registration for 10 years and you can renew it for another 10 years, and then another 10 years, and then another 10 years.
Is it hard to get trademark?
Registering a trademark for a company name is pretty straightforward. Many businesses can file an application online in less than 90 minutes, without a lawyer’s help. The simplest way to register is on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov.
How do I pay a trademark renewal fee?
For trademark renewal online, you need to pay Rs 9000 as the trademark renewal fee. On being satisfied, the Trademark Registrar will issue a certificate of renewal in the name of the trademark owner. The renewal will be duly reflected in the Trademark Journal.