With trademark renewal, brands and businesses can continue protecting their registered trademarks legally. It helps in increasing business opportunities and maintaining a unique identity. It will always protect the owners from the claims of infringement and prevent other people from using their registered trademark.
In general, a registered trademark has a validity of ten years, which can be further renewed indefinitely for the same duration. However, there may be a few nations with different durations of trademark registration and subsequent renewals.
The ideal time to submit a trademark renewal request is six months before the date of the expiry of the registered trademark.
Every country across the globe has its own set of trademark renewal rules and regulations. The following are a few different documents, which you may require for getting a trademark renewed.
Proof of Trademark Usage - In some nations like the United States, you may require providing documentation, which shows that your registered trademark is still in use.
Trademark Renewal Document - It is only a simple form; however, the requirements of this document may vary from one nation to another.
Copy of the Registration Certificate
ID and Address Proof
Power of Attorney
Trademark Renewal Fees - The official fees for getting a trademark renewed varies across different territories.
In the scenario where a trademark owner fails to file for the trademark renewal, he or she can still apply for the same within six months after the expiry of the previous period. A delay of more than six months can prove to be risky and shall attract extra fees and documentation. If the renewal process does not get completed within 12 months of the expiration of the trademark, the trademark gets abandoned, i.e., removed from the trademark register.
Failing to renew your registered trademark weakens your legal position. A trademark, which is renewed from time-to-time, enjoys the ultimate benefit of exclusiveness. It protects you from the claims of infringement and deters other people from using your registered trademark. The case of non-renewal may also lead to the registrar canceling the registered trademark.
In some nations like the United States, you may require providing the declaration of use at the time of trademark renewal for showing that your registered trademark is still in use.
The online platform handles all the renewals correctly by automating the entire process and minimizing the demand on a company's or individual's time and resources. With reduced manpower and monitoring, the online trademark renewal platform is a 360-degree solution to your trademark portfolio. The clients can efficiently enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their renewals are taken care of properly.
The online trademark renewal platform provides full transparency to the clients concerning every stage of the renewal application and every cost element involved in the complete process.
The clients will receive auto-reminders corresponding to their due dates of getting a trademark renewed. They will also receive notifications on different stages of the renewal process.
The clients can check the status of their ongoing trademark renewal application in their exclusive client section and also come across the other significant notifications and reminders.
It is a matter of fact that with choice and transparency, there is a control that comes over the costs involved. By moving the in-house trademark renewal administration to the online platform, the clients can conveniently enjoy the benefits associated with cost control and savings. They can extract benefits from the volume-based discounts and competitive costs, which the platform has negotiated with its agent network.
The platform ensures that the official renewal fee is invoiced on the actual conversion rates, and the clients don't get stuck with unexpected foreign exchange costs.
As of now, the platform provides the trademark renewal services in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, and Sri Lanka. It shall soon be extending its services to Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, EUIPO, USA, to name a few.