A trademark is known to be a unique expression associated with a product or service that differentiates it from the rest. Such a unique expression can be a word, slogan, photograph, logo, graphic, color combination, sound, etc. A trademark that is registered will have a validity period of ten years. After ten years, you will have to renew it in order to use it the same way you were using before with certain privileges. Also, you do not have to bother much if you get to forget the expiry date of your trademark as the prior notice will be issued at your registered office regarding the renewal of your trademark and so, you will be notified.
It is very common for the companies to forget to renew their trademark and hence, the registrar notifies them regarding the expiry date six months before expiration. After notification, if there is no response from your side and no payment for the trademark renewal fees, the registrar further issues a statement revealing that the respective trademark will be removed from the Trade Marks Journal.
Trademark renewal service includes-
Mentioned following are the documents that will be needed while filing the trademark renewal form -
PAN Card and Address Proof of Applicant and Certificate of registration (other than Individual applicant)
Trademark registration certificate issued by Registry
It permits the attorney to file the trademark renewal application on your behalf with the trademark registry
The application filed with the TM Registry for its registration is to be given
Your trademark will be protected seamlessly without any risks of litigation. The renewal of trademarks will not let anyone claim rights over it other than the trademark owner.
It helps to have the permanent safeguard of your brand and goodwill created for the company or organization. The exclusive rights can be extended for further 10 years over the trademark after every renewal. You can totally avail protection from infringement of claims over the brand name.
Renewing your trademark guarantees the continuous and unhindered safety of the brand name. The failure of renewal drives to a lapse of legal protection in the brand name.
A trademark owner can get the monetary compensation in return by assigning and permitting the mark to someone else through the use of his/her exclusive rights over the trademark. Therefore, one is able to obtain a profit from a registered trademark as well.
Surely, it is possible to file the renewal trademark application form even after the expiry of your trademark registration. You must file the renewal application within six months of the expiration date of your trademark. You can do this by filing TM-12 along with the designated late trademark renewal fees.
If you further delay more than six months after the expiry date of your trademark, you may fall into risk and can be subjected to deposit much extra fees and documentation. However, if the renewal process will not be completed within twelve months of the expiration of the trademark, your trademark will get abandoned which means it will be removed from the trademark register.