Can I prolong my trademark?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Yes, trademarks can be prolonged or renewed to maintain their protection and exclusive rights. In most jurisdictions, trademarks have a limited lifespan, typically lasting for a certain number of years after registration. However, by renewing your trademark, you can extend its validity and continue to enjoy the benefits and protections it provides.

The process of renewing a trademark usually involves submitting an application and paying the necessary fees to the appropriate intellectual property office or authority. The specific requirements and procedures may vary depending on the jurisdiction in which your trademark is registered. It is crucial to consult the relevant trademark laws and regulations to understand the specific requirements and timelines for renewal.

When applying for a trademark renewal, it's essential to ensure that your mark is still in use or that there are legitimate reasons for any periods of non-use. In some jurisdictions, failure to use a trademark for a specified period may result in its cancellation or removal from the register. By demonstrating ongoing use or providing valid reasons for non-use, you can increase the chances of a successful renewal.

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