Once you successfully have your trademark registered, it’s crucial to actively protect and maintain it, which means staying on top of renewal dates and procedures. Trademark renewals happen every ten years, and the dates to renew are vitally important because it they’re missed, the USPTO can simply cancel your trademark registration. These renewal dates are based off when your trademark was registered, not from when you started your initial application.
You can combine your renewal application with your proof of use, which is also required every ten years. This is called a combined section 8/9 filing and can be a convenient way to save time while maintaining your trademark. Contact one of our experienced trademark attorneys who can help you efficiently file these documents and ensure your trademark will be registered and protected for years to come.