If your trademark has been registered for five or more years, it may be time to file a renewal. Let Trademark Engine help you keep your trademark alive.
To keep your trademark registration alive, the registration owner must file required maintenance documents at regular intervals. Failure to file the required maintenance documents during the specified time periods will result in cancellation of your trademark registration. Owners of trademark registrations must file a Declaration of Use and/or Excusable Nonuse under Section 8 of the Trademark Act between the fifth and sixth years after the registration date. In addition, a Combined Declaration of Use and/or Excusable Nonuse under Sections 8 & 9 must be filed every ten years after the registration date. Let us handle the complicated part for you.
Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever under certain circumstances. Once properly registered, trademarks generally need to be renewed by filing a Declaration of Continued Use between the 5th and 6th anniversary date of the filing and again between the ninth and tenth year. After that, renewal is every ten years. Trademark Engine provides notice of the applicable deadlines and allows filing of the necessary paperwork through its personalized portal with just a few clicks of the mouse or with some minor updated information.
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Compile Renewal Application We take it from there and will create your renewal paperwork for you.
Review and Sign You will sign the response and then we file it. It really can be that simple!
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When your trademark was first registered, you were required to submit a specimen demonstrating the use of your trademark in commerce. However, even if you were once using that trademark for the sale of goods and services, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are still using that trademark. Because trademark owners are only entitled to federal registration if they are using the trademark in commerce, the United States Patent and Trademark Office requires you to periodically prove that your trademark is still in use after its initial registration.
You will have to continuously renew the trademark throughout the trademark’s lifespan:
If you miss one of the renewal deadlines, there is a 6 month grace period in which renewal applications will still be accepted. However, if you file during the 6 month grace period, you will be required to submit an additional fee to the USPTO. If you miss the 6 month grace period, your registration will expire or be canceled. If your registration is cancelled but you still want the benefits of trademark registration, you will have to start the application process all the way over.
If you originally registered your trademark to be protected in multiple classes of goods/services in your initial registration, but are no longer using the trademark in one of those classes, you may choose to limit your renewal to cover only the classes in which you are actively using the trademark.
You may not add new classes of goods/services to your trademark through any renewal application.
You’ll need to provide your trademark’s serial number and contact information if it has changed. You will also need to submit a “specimen” showing that your trademark is currently in use.
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