Trademark registration can be done of a sign, name, symbol, logo, or words registered or legalized for the use of representation of a company’s product or services. Therefore, any unauthorized use by any third person of a registered trademark gives the authorized owner the right to take legal action against him. Making a trademark of a company is a most important feature of its existence.
Once a company is formed, it must get itself registered through the Registrar of trademarks which is valid for the 10 years from the date of its application. Therefore to retain its trademark right or to enjoy Trademark rights throughout after 10 years, it must renew its trademark from time to time. Trademark renewal will help in the preservation of rights and all the protection that comes with it.
Trademark renewal process must begin six months before the expiration of its valid period. If the company has not applied for its renewal process, the registrar will send the notice as an intimation to the company. If the company has not renewed its trademark after receiving the notice, the company will lose its trademark eventually.
If the period to renew the trademark has lapsed, then the company can apply for the restoration of its trademark. However this restoration application has to be made six months to one year from the expiration date.