Can you extend the validity of a trademark?

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Written by Igor Demcak

CEO & Legal Mind

Trademark validity can be extended to ensure the ongoing protection and exclusive rights associated with the mark. Once a trademark is registered, it is granted a limited duration of legal safeguard. However, to maintain these rights, it is necessary to renew or prolong the trademark before it reaches its expiration.

Extending the validity of a trademark involves engaging in the renewal process prescribed by the relevant intellectual property office or authority in the applicable jurisdiction. This process typically entails submitting an application and fulfilling the required obligations within a specific timeframe, prior to the expiration date of the trademark. The exact requirements and procedures for renewal may differ depending on the country where the trademark is registered.

The duration of trademark validity extensions can vary from one jurisdiction to another. Some jurisdictions mandate renewal every five or ten years, while others might have shorter or longer renewal periods. Being aware of these renewal deadlines is crucial to ensure that the opportunity to extend the trademark's rights is not missed.

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