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Renewals

A European Union trade mark (EUTM) is valid for 10 years. It can be renewed indefinitely, for 10 years at a time. A registered Community design (RCD) is valid for five years. It can be renewed for a maximum of 25 years, for five years at a time. The renewal request can be done using the EUIPO's online request form.

For more information, please consult our Guidelines on trade marks and designs.

 
  • Renewal of a European Union trade mark

    Renewal process

    When to apply Six months before expiry of the registration EUIPO will inform the owner, their representative or any other registered right-holder(s), in writing, that the registration is due for renewal.
    Payment A request for renewal can be made and the fee for renewal paid in the six-month period prior to the expiry date of the registration. The latest possible date for requesting the renewal and paying the fee is the expiry date of the trade mark. An additional six-month grace period for renewal starts on the day following the date of expiry. During this period an additional fee of 25 % will be charged.
    Late renewal If no request has been filed in time, late renewal is still possible within an additional period of six months. The late request for renewal must be submitted and the renewal fee plus a 25% surcharge paid within this grace period, which starts on the day following the date of expiry.
    No renewal submitted If no request for renewal is submitted, or it is submitted after expiry of the grace period, the EUIPO will inform the European Union trade mark (EUTM) owner in writing that the EUTM has been cancelled and removed from the Register, and a notice will be published in the EUTM Bulletin.
     

    Conversion or renewal?
    If you choose not to renew your EU trade mark but would like to maintain your rights in certain Member States, you can file an application for conversion. This request must be filed within three months from the end of the additional period for renewal.

    How to renew
    A request for renewal can be submitted online using the renewal request form. Fees are calculated automatically during the process.

    EUIPO will issue an official written confirmation of renewal to EU trade mark owner or its representative a few days after the actual expiry date of the EUTM. The renewal will take effect from the day following the date on which the existing registration expires. The EUTM Register will be updated and a notice will be published in the EUTM Bulletin.

    Partial renewal of an EU trade mark
    You can renew the EUTM in its entirety or just partially (by removing some classes).

    Costs
    Fees must be paid in euros. Please consult the fees for trade marks and designs.

    If an EU trade mark is not renewed
    If an EU trade mark is not renewed it will be marked as having expired approximately two weeks after the end of the additional period. The cancellation however will be effective from the day following the one on which the EUTM expired. The EUIPO will inform the EUTM owner in writing and the EUTM will be cancelled from the Register.

  • Renewal of a registered Community design

    Renewal process

    When to apply Six months before expiry of the registration the EUIPO will inform the owner, their representative or any other registered right-holder(s), in writing, that the registration is due for renewal.
    Payment A request for renewal should be submitted and the renewal fee paid within the period of six months preceding the expiry date and must be submitted/paid on or before the last day of the month in which protection ends.
    Late renewal If no request has been filed in time, late renewal is still possible within an additional period of six months. The late request for renewal must be submitted and the renewal fee plus a 25% surcharge paid within this grace period, which starts on the day following the last day of the month in which the Registered Community design (RCD) was due for renewal.
    No renewal submitted If no request for renewal is submitted, or it is submitted after expiry of the grace period, EUIPO will inform the RCD owner in writing that the RCD has been cancelled and removed from the Register, and a notice will be published in the RCD Bulletin.
     

    How to renew
    A request for renewal can be submitted online using the renewal request form. Fees are calculated automatically during the process.

    EUIPO will issue an official written confirmation of renewal to the RCD owner or its representative a few days after the actual expiry date of the RCD. The renewal will take effect from the day following the date on which the existing registration expires. The RCD Register will be updated and a notice will be published in the RCD Bulletin.

    Costs
    Fees must be paid in euros. Please consult the fees for trade marks and designs.

Page last updated 24-02-2018
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