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Maintain/Renew a Trademark

A trademark owner who registers a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must take affirmative steps to maintain that registration or risk forfeiting the registration benefits that may have taken many years and dollars to acquire.

 

Step 1 – Complete a Simple Online Questionnaire

 

We’ll ask you to complete a simple online questionnaire to confirm that you are the owner of the registered trademark.

 

Step 2 – File Maintenance and Renewal Documents

 

Our experienced attorneys will prepare and file your trademark renewal with the USPTO.

 

Step 3 – Trademark is Renewed

 

You will receive your trademark renewal status and keep your brand protected.

Common Questions and Answers

  • What is a “Trademark Renewal”?
    A “Trademark Renewal” consists of two different documents that must be filed with the USPTO after a trademark has been registered in order to keep the trademark alive and well. The first document is called a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use and it must be filed twice after the trademark has been registered.  The second document is called a Section 9 Renewal and it must be filed numerous times after the trademark is registered
  • When do I need to renew my trademark?
    The Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use is due between the fifth and sixth year of registration and again between the ninth and tenth year after registration.  The Section 9 Renewal is due between the ninth and tenth year after registration, and every ten years after that (calculated from the registration date).
  • Can I make changes to my registered trademark when I renew it.
    No.
  • How much does it cost to renew a registered trademark?
    The USPTO charges a $250 per class of goods/services to process a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use and $550 per class of goods/services to process a Section 9 Renewal.  In addition to the government fees, our firm charges a professional fee of $299 per class for either the Section 8 filing or the Section 9 filing (or the combined Section 8 and 9 filing).
  • What happens if I do not renew my trademark?
    If you do not renew your trademark for whatever reason, your trademark will become abandoned, and you will lose it.
  • I failed to renew my trademark. What can I do to preserve my trademark rights?
    To preserve your trademark rights, you will need to either revive your abandoned trademark registration or file a new trademark application.

Have a Registered Trademark and Need to Renew It?

 

We handle the entire maintenance/renewal process for our clients. If you need to renew your registered trademark, get in touch with us. We can be reached at 1 800-651-7301, via email at info@trademarkattorneyslosangeles.com, or through our contact form below. One of our attorneys will get back to you within 24 hours of your submission to schedule a phone consultation, virtual meeting, or an in-person meeting with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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