Renewal of a trademark
The registration of a trademark will be valid for 10 years from the date of registration. Your registration may be renewed indefinitely for successive periods of 10 years, counted from the date of the last expiration. The renewal of the registration of a trademark must be requested from the Registry, within the year prior to the expiration date of the registration being renewed.
It may also be submitted within a grace period of 6 months after the expiration date, in which case the established surcharge must be paid, in addition to the corresponding renewal fee.
How to request a renewal?
- Submit the renewal application and a copy.
- Attach the original payment receipt and a copy with a value of $100.00 dollars.
Note: If the renewal request does not meet some of the requirements established in art. 22 of the Law on Trademarks and Other Distinctive Signs, the Registrar will pronounce a warning.
The interested party will submit the letter correcting the prevention within the 6 months established by law. Note: The file is qualified and if the writing meets the requirements established in art. 22 of the Law on Trademarks and Other Distinctive Signs, the Registrar will mark in the entry that corresponds to the brand and prepare the registration order and the certificate of renewal of the brand with a validity period of 10 years.
The original certificate of renewal is delivered to the interested party.
- The application models that are delivered to the Intellectual Property Registry are so that clients have an idea of how to write the applications and other documents.
- If the trademark was registered under the provisions of the Central American Agreement, the renewal is subject to being published in the Official Gazette, but the renewal has been filed based on the new Law on Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs and is not subject to publication.
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Source: CNR EL SALVADOR