What To Do When Your Trademark Registration Is Not Renewed

What happens when a trademark registration is not renewed? Trademark registrations have strict time periods for renewal. In trademark vocabulary, the process of “renewing” a registered trademark is known as post-registration maintenance. The time period for maintaining a registration is typically a 1-year window that begins and ends on very strict dates. If try to […]

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What is a trademark audit?

What is a trademark audit? The USPTO has recently started a process to audit the maintenance or renewals of trademark registrations, called the Trademark Post Registration Audit Pilot Program. The purpose of this audit is to check if the owner has continued to use the trademark on the goods or services identified in the registration. […]

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When does a trademark registration expire?

Do trademark registrations expire? Trademarks differ from patents in at least one critical way. Patents must expire. Trademark registrations can last indefinitely if they are maintained properly. Renewing a registered trademark generally requires ongoing use of the mark on the goods or services covered in the registration. Otherwise, a registered trademark can expire. Instead, trademarks […]

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How to renew a trademark registration

How do you renew a trademark registration? Unlike patents which expire on a definite date, the term of a trademark registration may continue indefinitely as long as the owner continues using the mark. To renew a trademark registration, the trademark owner needs to be diligent in using the mark on the goods or services identified […]

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