Trademark protection in India is perpetual subject to renewal of the registration after every 10 years. The application for renewal can be filed 6 months before the expiry of the validity period of the trademark. The act allows registration of a trademark for a period of 10 years and it allows renewal of registration for successive periods of 10 years, from the date of the original registration or the last renewal.
With a view to facilitate the renewal of registration, it provides a grace period of six months for payment of renewal fee after expiry of registration, subject to the payment of the prescribed surcharge. Act provides for restoration of the trade marks to the register and renews the registration on payment of renewal fees.
However, if a registered trade mark is not renewed, it is liable to be removed from the register.
Why Trademark Registration Renewal
- Legal Protection Continues
- Unique Identity Protected
- Trust Or Goodwill