Trademark Renewal

Experience the benefits of a trademarked brand name, slogan or logo for another 10 years.

  • Document Check

    We will check your existing documents

  • Form Filing

    We will prepare the forms to renew the trademark

  • Status Updates

    You will be kept up-to-date on the status of your application

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What is Trademark Renewal?

Registered trademarks have a 10-year validity and can be renewed indefinitely. The Registrar has set a wide window for you to do so, beginning from 6 months before the date of expiry. Even if you've forgotten, as even large organisations tend to do, you will be sent a notice to the registered address regarding the expiry before the 6 months is up. If you still do not file for renewal, the Registrar may advertise its intention to remove the trademark in the Trade Marks Journal. This is, however, likely to happen only 12 months after the expiry date. Between 6 and 12 months after expiry, trademark registration can be renewed on payment of a fine through a process called restoration.

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Advantages of Trademark Renewal

Legal Protection

If you believe your registered trademark is being infringed, it is easy to establish your right to it in court. If you haven't registered the word, slogan or logo, you would not be able to do so. Particularly in sectors in which piracy is rampant, trademark registration is essential.

Business Opportunity

trademark is an intangible asset that can be enormously valuable, should your brand succeed. Think of Tide, Nike or McDonald's. Businesses can earn huge money in royalties through licensing agreements or even transfer ownership to interested parties through assignment agreements.

Unique Identity

You would want your customers to identify your products or services with yours only. Registering your trademark is the first step toward ensuring this. The court would then stop any similar words or slogans from being registered.

Trademark Renewal Process

1 Working Day

As soon as you send us your details, a representative will get in touch to find out more about your requirements and explain the process and charges to you. Charges would depend on whether you need the trademark renewed or restored. Renewal costs Rs. 5000 in government fees, while restoration costs Rs. 8000.

5 Working Days

Our lawyers will start working on your trademark renewal application and prepare the relevant documents. Either Form-10 or Form-12 would need to be filed with the Registrar, along with the renewal fees.

5 Months

We will keep you up-to-date on the status of your application, but within four to five months you will receive confirmation that your trademark has been renewed for another 10 years.

Types of Intellectual Property

Trademark Copyright Patent Provisional Patent
Applies To
Words, logos, slogans Photographs, movies, music, software code Inventions & ideas Start-ups and growing companies
Business owners Artists & creative professionals Inventors & designers Inventors & designers
Ownership Without Registration
Yes, but rights are limited Yes, but rights are limited No No
Indefinite, but to be renewed every 10 years Lifetime of the author, plus 60 years 20 years 1 year
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Why Vakilsearch

5 Working Days

Just tell us a few details about your brand and we'll process your application. In five working days, the renewal process will be underway.

9.1 Customer Score

We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.

160 Strong Team

Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.