- 15 min15 minutes
- 12,500 Indian rupees₹12,500
- Location 1
Steps to Follow while Applying for Renewal or Change in Trademark Renewal Trademark acts as a distinguisher between the goods or services that are offered from other similar goods or services from a different business. A registered trademark cannot be registered if it is found offensive, lacks distinctiveness and contains government emblems. However, it is necessary to renew trademark registration as it is has a validity of 10 years. Trademark registration renewal can be done beginning from 6 months before the date of the expiry. A notice for trademark renewal is sent before the date of expiry. If an individual still fails to renew the trademark then the registrar may remove the trademark from the Trademarks journal. But again this happens only after 12 months after the expiry date. Between 6 and 12 months after the expiry trademark registration can be renewed on payment of a fine through a process called restoration. How to Renew a Trademark? Trademark renewal is of two types: There is alteration and change of sign or logo of the registered trademark Application is made without any change in the trademark Here is simplified process: 1 The application for trademark registration renewal in the form of TM-R. 2 The application can be filed by the registered owner of the trademark or an agent authorized by him. 3 By filing a renewal application for trademark , will renew it for another 10 years. 4 Checking the status of the application periodically is very important until it is processed by the registrar. 5 The trademark journal is the official gazette of the trademark registry which governs the status of accepted or rejected. If the application is accepted then it is advertised in the trademark journal. And the renewal process should begin 3 to 6 months before the expiry of the trademark. 6 To file the application Form 18 with the requisite fees. The application is reviewed for the quality before it is finally approved for renewal.
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