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Trademark Renewal

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.

Documents required for the Trademark Renewal

  • A copy of the trademark registration certificate
  • Power of attorney to represent the applicant
  • Photo Id and address proof of the applicant
  • Copy of application form of Trademark registration

Checklist for Trademark Renewal

  • The trademark should be registered, possessed by the proprietor and subject to renewal
  • Conduct a trademark search to make sure that there is no similar trademark.
  • Get a legal opinion for feasible solution if there is a conflict of trademark.
  • Prepare an application for renewal and thereby comply with appropriate conditions.

Trademark Renewal Procedure

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.

Duration to Restore a Trademark

  • A trademark registration can be restored after six months and within one year from the date of expiration pf the last registration of the mark.
  • The following forms must be provided along with the application for the renewal of the Trademark along with the fee:

Forms

Forms Purpose Cost
(Physical filing)
Cost
(e Filing)
TM -R Application for renewal with surcharge/ restoration and renewal of a Trademark Rs.10,000+ Renewal fee Rs.9000+ Renewal fee
TM-18 Affidavit in support of the statement of the case - -

However, the following members can file the application for trademark renewal or restoration

  • The proprietor of the registered trademark
  • An agent associated with the registered trademark

Duration to renew a trademark registration

  • The renewal can be filed within one year prior to the date of the expiry as per rules 57 and 58 in Trademark rules 2017
  • The renewal can be filed within six months prior to the date of expiry as per rules 63 and 64 in Trademark rules 2002.
  • The renewal can also be filed within six months after the date of expiry

Forms

For renewing a trademark along with the allotted fee the following forms must be provided.

Form Purpose Cost
(physical filing)
Cost
(e Filing)
TM- R Application form for renewal of a registered trademark to be used by the registered proprietor Rs. 10,000 Rs,9000
Application for renewal with a surcharge of registration of a Trademark Rs 5000+ Renewal fee Rs 4500+ Renewal fee
TM-18 Affidavit in support of the statement of the case - -

Mandatory Notice from the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks

The office of the registrar of Trademarks will send a notice 6 momths before informing the proprietor about the dealine for reneal of the trademark.

If the trademark is not renewed within a stipulated time then the trademark will be removed from then register of Trademarks.

However, the trademark can be restored by filing an application along with the required fee.

Trademark Renewal Fees

Pay as you go grow pricing

All Inclusive Pricing - No Hidden Fee

Basic

12899

all inclusive fees

Drafting and filing of trademark renewal application. For individuals, proprietorships, registered SMEs and registered Startups. Inclusive of government fee and service tax.

Premium

16899

all inclusive fees

Drafting and filing of trademark renewal application. For entities without Startup or MSME registration. Inclusive of government fee and service tax.

Trademark Renewal FAQ

What documents are required for Trademark renewal?

The application of trademark renewal needs to have these documents attached a copy of the registration certificate, power of attorney, ID and address proof of the applicant, and a copy of the TM 1 form.

What are the benefits of trademark renewal?

The trademark registration is an asset for the company under this a word or visual symbol are used by a business to help them distinguish the goods and services from that other similar goods and services. Thus, renewing a trademark is always beneficial.

When to apply for trademark renewal in India?

A trademark renewal application should be made six months before the expiry of the registration. An application is to be made with the payment of fees.

Can a trademark be restored?

A trademark can be restored after the expiry within 6 months to keep using it. An application is to be made for the same.

What is the difference between Trademark Registration and Trademark renewal?

The trademark registration helps an individual obtain exclusive rights for the use of words or symbols. Whereas the Trade renewal helps in continuing the ownership and use of the trademark.

For how many years is a trademark registration is valid?

Trademark registration is valid for 10 years, the process of renewal begins after the period of expiry.

What happens in case there is failure to renew the trademark?

In case if the trademark registration is not renewed the trademark would be removed from the register and any other person claim and get it registered to their name.

Are there any changes in the rights after renewing the trademark?

Renewing a trademark does not create any changes in the rights of the trademark owner. A long as the trademark is valid the trademark holder can enjoy all the rights that he or she has acquired while registering.

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Last updated: June 30, 2021

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