A registered trademark can be renewed for an additional period of 10 years to maintain its validity and protection.
Consequences of Neglecting Renewal: If the trademark is not renewed within the six-month period after the expiration date, it will be removed from the Register of Trademarks, resulting in the loss of its protection and rights.
Restoration of a Trademark:
In case a trademark has been removed from the Register due to non-renewal within the stipulated time, it is possible to restore the trademark by following the restoration process.
Duration to restore a Trademark
After a trademark expires, it can be restored back after six months and one year from the expiration date.
It allows the owner of the Trademark to continue and increase his business and marketing opportunity in the market with his established brand.
The trust and the goodwill is maintained and increased when the brand is used and trademarked for a longer duration.
What can be protected?
Product, Service, Word, Device, Collective Mark, Numbers, Certification Mark, Packaging, Shape, Colour, Pattern, Sound, Symbol, Slogan, Tag line.
Inventions, Product or Process.
Books, articles, music, photography, sculptures, dances, sound recordings, motion films etc.
Distinctiveness and Uniqueness.
Novel, Unique and Industrial applicability.
Unique and Original work
Author’s lifetime + 60 years.