Rockville, MD asked in Trademark for Maryland

Q: How do i renew a trademark registration?

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William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: Well, depending on when the mark was registered, it's either a Sec. 8 affidavit, which people often incorrectly refer to as 'renewals' or the combined Sec. 8/Sec. 9. Filing the initial Sec. 8 occurs between the 5th and 6th anniversary from the date of registration, while the Sec. 8/Sec. 9 is required 4 yrs. later and every 10 yrs. thereafter. Please call or email if you need further assistance.

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