Renewing your trademark registration (also called a "Section 9" filing) is required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for trademark owners to maintain their trademark rights. If your trademark has been registered for 9 years, it's time to file a renewal—you have one year following that 9-year anniversary to renew. Following your first renewal, renewals are required every 10 years. All renewals, should be filed as Combined Section 8 Declaration/Section 9 Renewal. If no renewal is filed, registration will be lost.
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You must renew your trademark registration between the 9th and 10th year following your registration date, and each successive ten-year period thereafter.
If you've exceeded the deadline year by less than 6 months, you may pay an additional fee to file within the USPTO grace period. If you exceed the deadline by more than 6 months, your registration will be canceled. For more information, please contact us at (888) 791-0227 or email@example.com.
LegalZoom will need you to provide: (1) your USPTO trademark registration number, and (2) proof (called a "specimen") showing that you are using your trademark to sell the products ("goods") and/or services listed on your registration.
If your trademark is registered for products, examples of acceptable specimens include photos of product packaging, clothing tags, or product labels that prominently display your trademark.
If your trademark is registered for services, examples of acceptable specimens include brochures, advertisements, or websites that prominently display your trademark associated with the services you are selling.
There is no limit to the number of times you can renew your trademark. You can and should continue to renew your registration every 10 years, as long as you are still using the trademark in commerce and in the ways described in your registration. With continued renewal, your trademark can conceivably last forever.
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