Trademark renewal

Learn how to renew a trademark and calculate dates and fees online

What is a renewal?

A trademark registration applies in the countries that are affiliated to the Madrid Treaty for ten years if the registration has been filed with the WIPO. This automatically means that it must be renewed every ten years.

What are our trademark renewal fees worldwide?

Trademark renewal costs depend on in which countries you want to renew and whether you fall within the set deadlines. In general, this means that you can renew from a year to six months before expiration of the trademark and six months after the trademark has expired.

With our calculator, you can easily see what the price is for renewing your trademark.

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What is the renewal period?

Trademarks submitted through the WIPO are covered by the Madrid System and are therefore protected for ten years. This also automatically means that the trademark renewal period will in principle expire ten years after trademark registration. But the entire renewal period is longer. This allows you to extend 6 months before the expiration date of the trademark.

After that period, the so-called renewal grace period begins. The trademark has expired, but you can still resolve it by paying a fine within 6 months. This fine is an increased fee that allows you to recover your rights.

How does the trademark renewal process look like?

The renewal process is easy to arrange online, but you should be careful about a number of things during this procedure. The process of renewing the trademark is directly connected to the maintenance of your brand. If you have not maintained your trademark or you will no longer maintain your trademark, others may terminate your trademark and you will lose your protection. To help you we give you the five most important things to watch out for when you start the renewal process, these are:

  1. Is the name still correct?
  2. Is the address, on which the trademark is registered, still correct?
  3. Are the goods and services for which is registered is still covered?
  4. Do you still use the logo like it is registered as?
  5. Do you still use the name like it is registered as?

In most cases, one or more of the above-mentioned points aren’t correct anymore. For example, companies move, change ownership or develop a new logo, and no longer use the old one.

In addition, with trademark registration can never add classes, but only remove them. For example, you produce kitchen appliances and pans, but you no longer make kitchen equipment. Then you can drop the class for that. If you only made pans and now also want to produce kitchen equipment, you need to renew and choose a new registration for the kitchen appliances you want to produce.

How often do you have to renew a trademark?

In the countries that are part of the Madrid System, you need to renew your trademark every ten years. This may be from six months before expiration until six months after.

What is the renewal grace period?

The renewal grace period is a period in which you get a second chance. Your trademark has expired, but during this period you will be able to resolve it.

If you renew your trademark in the six months before expiration, you will pay the regular fees. If you want to renew after the date of expiration of the trademark, an additional fee will be added.

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What is the last day of the grace period?

The last day of the Grace Period is 6 months after the date of expiration of the trademark. If you do not renew before that date you are too late, and your rights will become invalid.

After that period, the so-called renewal grace period begins. The trademark has expired, but you can still resolve it by paying a fine within 6 months. This fine is an increased fee that allows you to recover your rights.

What are the renewal deadlines worldwide?

If your brand is registered through the international WIPO registration, you can renew 6 months before expiration date and up to 6 months after.

After that period, the so-called renewal grace period begins. The trademark has expired, but you can still resolve it by paying a fine within 6 months. This fine is an increased fee that allows you to recover your rights.

What is the duration of a renewal?

If you renew a trademark, the duration is again ten years. So, you could extend a trademark forever, because after ten years you can renew it again for ten years. Unlike, for example, the copyright that expires several decades after the death of the author.

What are the requirements for a renewal?

The renewal has a number of requirements:

  1. The name has to be correct, or updated.
  2. The address has to be correct, or updated
  3. The good and services are maintained
  4. The to be renewed logo is still in use
  5. The to be renewed name is still in use