FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How Long Is a Trademark Registration Good For?

Theoretically, so long as you continue the use of your trademark in commerce, it can last forever, unlike other intellectual properties.,

You only need to ensure compliance and keep renewing your trademark like Coca-Cola since their successful 1892 registration.


How Long Does a Registration Last?

After surviving the lengthy process of application, approval, allowance, and ultimately registration, the initial term in most countries is ten years from that registration date. However, the European Union and Australia are among those that count the ten years from the filing date.

There are no limits on renewing your registration.

You can continue each time for ten more years as long as you wish to. Until recently, Canadian trademarks had a 15-year renewal. But, once registered, all you must do is renew it on time, which is the owner's responsibility.

When Should I Renew?

The window for renewal is short and varies from country to country. Usually, a few months before or after the current term expires.

Your trademark registration papers will show the exact timing of your renewal. It is vital that you pay attention and carefully read these papers.

Notifying Trademark Factory® brand owners of all renewal deadlines is common to our packages.

Another Important Detail

the United States has a mandatory maintenance filing between your registration's fifth and sixth anniversary. The trademark office wants to see evidence proving you are still using your trademark, typically product photos, links to your web store, and similar evidence.

Failing to file the necessary documents on time will result in the cancellation of your trademark.

This occurrence is common because many brand owners are unaware of the requirement. Again, it only happens this one time between the fifth and sixth years.

In Summary

Your initial trademark registration is for ten years from the date of registration or application, depending on the country. You can seek the 10-year renewal indefinitely with no mandatory annual fees. The only exception is the mandatory maintenance in the US, falling between the fifth and sixth years.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this post and this video are not and are not intended as legal advice. Your situation may be different from the facts assumed in this post or video. Your reading this post or watching this video does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and Trademark Factory International Inc., and you should not rely on this post or this video as the only source of information to make important decisions about your intellectual property.