One of the matters that frequently generate confusion about the renewal of trademarks is the registration of international trademarks and their corresponding renewal. A trademark filed at WIPO has a term of 10 years, renewable for equal periods.
For this reason we will try to clarify the most frequently asked questions about it.
Regarding the deadline for the renewal:
- It can be done from 6 months before the due date, corresponding to the application and shall take effect from the day after the date of registration expires.
- WIPO also provides an extra period of up to six months for renewal of a trademark, but with a surcharge on the official rate amounting to 50%, reason why this is not a recommended option.
Besides, there are many questions regarding the renewal itself. 5 main aspects to clarify them all: (more…)