Renewals of Trademark

The registration of a trademark is valid only for a period of 10 years. After which, it can be renewed from time to time. The period of registration which was 7 years until recently under 1958 Act, has been increased to 10 years under the Trademark Act. The 10 year period of registration is reckoned from the date of making of the application, which is deemed to be the date of registration. After that a Trademark may be renewed with the prescribed fees.

The proprietor of the trademark has to file Form TM-12, which is an application for renewal before the Registrar. This application has to be filed within 6 months from the date of expiration of the registration. 1-3 months before the expiration of the registration, if no application for renewal has been filed,

Then the Registrar shall send a notice to the proprietor informing him of the upcoming renewal date. Keep in mind that no trademark can be removed, if notice of renewal has not been served. Along with the application for the renewal, the proprietor has to pay a renewal fees as prescribed. Failure to pay such fees will cause the removal of the Trademark from the register.

Barahami Legal Services also includes the services regarding renewal and restoration of Trademark.

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