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Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use
If 5 years have passed since you registered your trademark, you're required to submit a Declaration of Continued Use (also called a "Section 8" filing), proving your ongoing use of your mark (or excusing non-use). After that, you need to submit the declaration between the 9 and 10-year registration anniversary, and then every 10 years.
A Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use is required by the USPTO to demonstrate that you're currently using your trademark in commerce or have a valid excuse for not using it.
If 5 years have passed since you registered your trademark, you need to submit a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use to maintain registration of your trademark.
We can help you quickly prepare and file a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use with the USPTO.
1. Complete our simple online questionnaire
Complete our quick and easy questionnaire and submit a sample of your mark as it's currently used in commerce (or your excuse for non-use). If you need assistance, our customer care specialists are here to help.
2. Review your information
Once your Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use is completed through the LegalZip® system, we'll email it to you for review and electronic signature.
3. We electronically file your Declaration of Continued Usewith the USPTO
Once we receive your e-signature, we'll file your Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use with the USPTO. You'll receive an email from us verifying that your submission is complete.
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Completion of your Declaration of Continued Use
Filing of your completed Declaration of Continued Use with the USPTO
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