Trademark Registration and Renewal in USA


Trademark Registration and Renewal in USA


How to register a trademark in USA?

The application shall proceed to registration where there is no opposition or where the opposition was filed and was decided in favor of the applicant (in case of application filed on claiming use basis) or upon acceptance of Statement of Use filed with USPTO (in case of application filed on proposed to be used basis). The mark is then registered for a period of 10 years from the date of filing of the registration and the registration certificate is issued.

How to renew a Trademark in USA?

A trademark can be renewed in United States from time to time for an unlimited period upon payment of the renewal fees, failing which the mark becomes liable to be removed from the Register on account of non-renewal. Each renewal term is for a period of 10 years.

Section 8 Declaration + Section 9 Renewal – Within one year before the end of every 10-year period after the registration date, or within six months of the end of the 10-year period, the Applicant must file a Combined Declaration of Use or Excusable Non-use/Application for Renewal under Sections 8 and 9 and pay applicable fees. This declaration generally must include a verified statement that the trademark is in use in commerce, along with evidence showing that use, and the renewal is a statement requesting that the USPTO renew your registration. In case the Applicant does not file this combined declaration, the registration will be canceled and expire.

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