Can you revive an expired trademark?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

In some cases, it may be possible to revive an expired trademark registration. The specific rules and procedures for reviving an expired trademark vary by jurisdiction, and not all jurisdictions provide an option for revival. However, in jurisdictions where revival is available, there are typically specific requirements and time limits to be met.

To revive an expired trademark registration, you typically need to take prompt action after the expiration. This may involve filing a petition or request for revival with the relevant trademark office, providing a valid reason for the failure to renew the registration within the required timeframe. The reasons accepted for revival can vary, but they often include factors like unintentional non-renewal, unavoidable circumstances, or excusable neglect.

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