If my trademark expires, can I get it back?

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Written by Igor Demcak

Founder & Trademark Attorney

Yes, if your trademark registration expires, you typically have a grace period during which you can renew it and regain protection. The duration of the grace period varies by jurisdiction, but it is generally a few months to a few years after the expiration date. During this period, you can submit a renewal application and pay the required fees to reinstate your trademark registration.

However, it's important to note that once the grace period expires, it may no longer be possible to restore your trademark rights. In such cases, you would need to file a new trademark application, subject to examination and potential opposition by other parties. Therefore, it is advisable to monitor the renewal dates of your trademarks and initiate the renewal process in a timely manner to avoid any lapse in protection.

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