Trademark registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which a word or visual symbol used by a business to distinguish its goods or services from other similar goods or services originating from a different business can be protected. To register a trademark, a trademark application must be filed by the applicant with the relevant Trade Mark Registrar in the prescribed format. Once a trademark application is filed, the Trade Marks Registrar would process the application and provide registration under the Trade Mark Act. On registration of a trademark, the R symbol can be used along with the trademark and the registration is valid for a period of 10 years. During registration, in case of infringement of trademark, a suit can be filed to prevent misuse of the mark.
Trademark registration in India is valid for 10 years from date of filing of the Trademark application. We have to renew our registered mark after every 10 years else it gets expired. This is known as trademark renewal
A trademark shall be renewed on the date of completion of 10 years from date of filing of trademark application.
1) Trademark Application Number
2) Power of Attorney
Drafting of Trademark Renewal application
Payment of applicable Govt. Fees.
What if I missed the deadline?
In case you missed the trademark renewal date, but still you have not exceeded 6 months from the actual deadline, you may file for Trademark renewal by making the late fees payment. But in case you have missed the deadline and also exceeded the grace period of 6 months, your trademark will be abandoned and there is no way to restore the same.
How much time does it takes to file the Trademark renewal?
It will be filed on same day.
What is the way to restore trademark?
There is no way to restore the trademark once it has been abandoned; the only way to reinstate the trademark rights is by way of filing a new trademark application.