Renewal of Trademark Registration and Restoration of Trademark.
A Trademark registration is valid for ten years after registration, the validity can be extended by paying renewal fee for every ten years.
Renewal of registration. — (1) An application for the renewal of the registration of a trademark shall be made in Form TM-R along with the fee as prescribed in the first schedule and may be made at any time not more than one year before the expiration of the last registration of the trademark.
(2) A request for renewal of registration of the trademark filed within prescribed time shall be allowed unless the trademark has been removed or cancelled or is otherwise not renewable under any of the provisions of the Act and rules or by any order of the competent court or the Registrar.
Notice before removal of trademark from register.— (1) In case no application for renewal of the registration in the prescribed form together with the specified fee has been received, the Registrar shall send, not more than six months before the expiration of registration of the trademark, a notice at the address of service informing the registered proprietor of the approaching date of expiration and the conditions.
(2) Where, in the case of a trademark the registration of which (by reference to the date of application for registration) becomes due for renewal, the trademark is registered at any time within six months before the date on which renewal is due, the registration may be renewed by the payment of the renewal fee within six months after the actual date of registration and where the renewal fee is not paid within that period, the Registrar shall subject to rule 60, remove the trademark from the register.
(3) Where, in the case of a trademark the registration of which (by reference to the date of application for registration) becomes due for renewal, the trademark is registered after the date of renewal, the registration may be renewed by the payment of the renewal fee within six months of the actual date of registration and where the renewal fee is not paid within that period the Registrar shall, subject to rule 60, remove the trademark from the register.
(4) The renewal of registration of a collective trademark or a certification trademark shall be in Form TM-R along with the prescribed fee as specified in the First Schedule.
Advertisement of removal of trademark from the register.— If at the expiration of registration of a trademark, the renewal fees has not been paid, the Registrar may remove the trademark from the register and advertise the fact forthwith in the Journal:
Provided that the Registrar shall not remove the trademark from the register if an application for payment of surcharge is made in prescribed Form within six months from the expiration of the registration of the trademark.
Restoration and renewal of registration. — An application for the restoration of a trademark to the register and renewal of its registration shall be made in prescribed Form within one year from the expiration of the registration of the trademark accompanied by the prescribed fee. The Registrar shall, while considering the request for such restoration and renewal have regard to the interest of other affected persons.
Notice and advertisement of renewal and restoration. — Upon the renewal or restoration and renewal of registration, a notice to that effect shall be sent to the registered proprietor and every registered user and the renewal or restoration and renewal shall be advertised in the Journal.
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