Trademark Renewal

Experience the benefits of a trademarked brand name, slogan or logo for another 10 years.

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How does Trademark Renewal work for you?

Registered trademarks have a 10-year validity and can be renewed indefinitely

Document Check

We will check your existing documents

Step 1

Form Filing

We will prepare the forms to renew the trademark

Step 2

Status Updates

You will be kept up-to-date on the status of
your application

Step 3

Document Check

We will check your existing documents

Form Filing

We will prepare the forms to renew the trademark

Status Updates

You will be kept up-to-date on the status of your application

What is Trademark Renewal?

Registered trademarks have a 10-year validity and can be renewed indefinitely. The Registrar has set a wide window for you to do so, beginning from 6 months before the date of expiry. Even if you've forgotten, as even large organisations tend to do, you will be sent a notice to the registered address regarding the expiry before the 6 months is up. If you still do not file for renewal, the Registrar may advertise its intention to remove the trademark in the Trade Marks Journal. This is, however, likely to happen only 12 months after the expiry date. Between 6 and 12 months after expiry, trademark registration can be renewed on payment of a fine through a process called restoration.

All You Need to Know

Advantages of Trademark Renewal

Legal Protection

If you believe your registered trademark is being infringed, it is easy to establish your right to it in court. If you haven't registered the word, slogan or logo, you would not be able to do so. Particularly in sectors in which piracy is rampant, trademark registration is essential.

Business Opportunity

trademark is an intangible asset that can be enormously valuable, should your brand succeed. Think of Tide, Nike or McDonald's. Businesses can earn huge money in royalties through licensing agreements or even transfer ownership to interested parties through assignment agreements.

Unique Identity

You would want your customers to identify your products or services with yours only. Registering your trademark is the first step toward ensuring this. The court would then stop any similar words or slogans from being registered.

Trademark Renewal Process

1 Working Day

As soon as you send us your details, a representative will get in touch to find out more about your requirements and explain the process and charges to you. Charges would depend on whether you need the trademark renewed or restored. Renewal costs Rs. 5000 in government fees, while restoration costs Rs. 8000.

5 Working Days

Our lawyers will start working on your trademark renewal application and prepare the relevant documents. Either Form-10 or Form-12 would need to be filed with the Registrar, along with the renewal fees.

5 Months

We will keep you up-to-date on the status of your application, but within four to five months you will receive confirmation that your trademark has been renewed for another 10 years.

Why Vakilsearch

5 Working Days

Just tell us a few details about your brand and we'll process your application. In five working days, the renewal process will be underway.

9.1 Customer Score

We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.

160 Strong Team

Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.

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Types of Intellectual Property

Provisional Patent

Applies To


Ownership Without Registration


Words, logos, slogans

Business owners

Yes, but rights are limited

Indefinite, but to be renewed every 10 years

Photographs, movies, music, software code

Artists & creative professionals

Yes, but rights are limited

Lifetime of the author, plus 60 years

Inventions & ideas

Inventors & designers


20 years

Start-ups and growing companies

Inventors & designers


1 year


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