International trademark renewal. The most frequently asked questions.

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…)