Are there any maintenance fees for a trademark?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Yes, there are maintenance fees associated with maintaining a registered trademark. Once your trademark is successfully registered, you will typically be required to pay renewal fees to keep the registration active and enjoy continued protection.

The frequency and amount of these maintenance fees can vary depending on the jurisdiction. In many countries, trademark registrations require renewal every 10 years, although some jurisdictions may have different renewal periods, such as 5 or 15 years. Each renewal period typically incurs a fee that needs to be paid to keep the trademark registration in force.

It's important to stay aware of the renewal deadlines and make timely payments for the maintenance fees. Failure to pay the required fees within the specified timeframe can result in the expiration or cancellation of your trademark registration, leaving it vulnerable to potential infringement.

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