If you want to stand out from the rest, one of the unique identities is a trademark. A trademark is a type of intellectual property, which consists of a recognizable sign, design, or expression. It is a characteristic brand representation tool which tells the people that a particular product is from this particular Company.
The trademark renewal pROCess:
The trademark renewal fees cost around Rs. 4000 by filling out the TM - 12 forms. The trademark renewal pROCess can be done in 2 ways, these are mentioned as follows:
You can apply for a change in the name, symbol, sign or a word in the existing trademark
You can apply for the renewal without any change in the trademark
The renewal has to be made 6 months prior to the expiry date of the registration period and after the renewal, it stays for another decade. In case if a person forgets to renew his trademark within the stipulated time sPAN, then the renewal can be done within the next 6 months after expiry along with a late fee.
These are the steps which are to be followed for the renewal pROCess of the trademark:
The Registrar would send a reminder to the owner of the trademark, 6 months prior before the trademark would have to be renewed
Then fill the Form ™-12, which is for the trademark renewal.
The application can be put forward either by the registered owner of the trademark or by an agent authorised by him.
You may contact any other professional for the renewal pROCedure as they could help you see a broader picture of the protection of their asset.
After filing the trademark renewal application, you should keep a check of its status with the concerned authorities.
Unlike patents and copyrights or industrial designs, trademark rights can last till the time you would want them to. Till the time the owner keeps on renewing the trademark, it would remain rightfully his and no one would be able to steal your work. However, if you fail to renew under all the circumstances, then the Registrar has the full right to remove your trademark from the Trademark Register.