Efficient Trademark Renewal
Q. How long will a trademark registration be valid?
A. 10 years counted from filing date.
Q. When one may request for renewal?
A. Within 6 months prior to expiration date.
Q. How about grace period?.
A. 6 months from expiration date.
Q. Can a registration be restored if it has expired for more than 6 months?
A. No. It is not allowed.
Q. What are the required documents?.
A. Original registration certificate and an original Power of Attorney..
Q. Can a registration be renewed without submitting original registration certificate?
A. Yes, it can but it is strongly recommended that original registraiton certificate be submitted for Trademark Office's endorsement.
Q. Will owner have to pay extra fees if it is renewed during grace period?
A. Yes, an extra fee of 10% of official fees shall be collected.
Q. Can one renew a registraiton if registraiton certificate is missing or damaged?.
A. Yes by requesting Trademark Office to reissue registration certificate..
Q. Can owner renew a part of specificaiton of goods and services?
Q. Howe long does it take to renew a trademark registration?.
A. 3-4 months.
Q. May one request Trademark Office to renew an International Trademark Registration?
A. No. Renewal request must be filed with WIPO International Bureau.
Q. Can a change of name and address be recorded simultaneously with renewal?
Q. Can an assignment be recorded simultaneously with renewal?