My trade mark has expired, how can I renew the trade mark?
If a trade mark registration is not renewed by its expiry date, the mark status will be updated as “Expired (Renewal Possible)”. At this stage, late renewal of the trade mark registration is still possible for a period of 6 months starting from the expiry date of the mark through the filing of Form TM19 with the relevant fee.
However, please note that the relevant fee for late renewal of a trade mark registration would be higher than a renewal filed within 6 months before the trade mark expiry date.
If no renewal has been made within 6 months after the trade mark expiry date, the mark status will be updated as “Removed (Restoration Possible)”. At this stage, the restoration of the mark is still possible within a final period of 6 months.
Form TM19 should be filed for the restoration of a trade mark registration and the relevant fee would be higher than for a late renewal. Thereafter, the mark will no longer be restorable and you will need to file a new trade mark application with the prevailing fees for it.
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