Are trademark renewals guaranteed to go through?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Trademark renewal is usually a smoother process than the initial trademark registration since the mark only needs to be assessed once. Still, that doesn't mean that trademark renewal is guaranteed to go through.

Some potential issues may include the following:

  • Missing the application deadline, including the 6-month grace period. Sometimes, saving the trademark is still possible, but success is not guaranteed.
  • Not being commercially active under the brand for a set period. This is mostly a problem in the US. Sometimes, it might help reduce the list of goods or services and omit the ones you are not covering anymore.
  • Issues with the application, such as incorrect data or missing payment.
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