India Trademark Renewal

India trademark renewal is a process and one should follow the complete process with the rules and regulations in order to protect the reputation and brand value of a business enterprise or an individual. The Indian trademark registration Act, 1999 of the Indian Government regulates all trademark renewal process and its related activities. There are two ways one can adopt while thinking about applying for trademark renewal; one can apply to change the in any sign or words in the existing trademark or one can simply apply for renewal for another ten years.


India trademark renewal can be done through filing an application if in case you need an editing in your already registered trademark specifications. Well, here at below we bring you with the detail procedure about trademark renewal process in India.


Procedure for India Trademark Renewal

The following procedures should be followed while applying for India trademark renewal:

    * Preparing a renewal application letter

    * Filling application process

    * Paying renewal fee

    * Quality checking and review

    * Confirmation letter of renewal


The owner of the trademark has to file Form TM-12, which is an application for renewal before the Registrar. This application has to be filed within 6 months from the date of expiration of the registration.


1 – 3 months before the expiration of the registration, if no application for renewal has been filed, then the Registrar shall send a notice to the owner informing him/her of the upcoming renewal date. Keep in mind that no trademark can be removed, if notice of renewal has not been served.

Along with the application for the renewal, the owner has to pay a renewal fees as prescribed. Failure to pay such fees will cause the removal of the Trademark from the register.


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