Trademark Renewal - Overview
A trademark is a unique symbol or word(s) used to represent a business or its products. Once registered, that same symbol or series of words cannot be used by any other organization forever, as long as it remains in use and proper paperwork and fees are paid. We so quickly associate symbols, and words with companies and their brands are one of the most significant advantages of their use. When customers see a familiar logo or phrase, they have instant recognition, driving preference, and, ultimately, sales.
We make it easy to trademark a name, logo, or phrase.
Procedure For Trademark Renewal
The registration of a trademark is valid only for 10 years. After which, it can be renewed from time to time. Trademark renewal preserves those rights which are only available to a registered mark. If the Proprietor fails to renew the Trademark, he shall lose all the protection that comes with registration. Application for renewal of the Trademark can be filed on or before 6 months, before the expiry of the registration in a prescribed form before the Registrar along with the requisite renewal fee. A renewal request can also be filed within six months after the expiry of the renewal date, along with the requisite late renewal fees. If the request is not filed and the fees are not paid within the periods as mentioned above, the Trademark is liable to be removed from the Register.
Documents required for the renewal of the Trademark in India
- PAN Card
- Address proof
- Certificate of registration
- Trademark Registration certificate issued by the Registry
- Power of attorney if someone else is filing the trademark renewal application to the Registry on your behalf