Action required: 5 year POU revalidation

Dear TMCH users,

we would like to inform you that the Proof Of Use documents (signed declaration and sample) of the TMCH trademark records must be re-validated every 5 years. In case your documents are (almost) older than 5 years, you will be required to re-verify the validity and actuality of the uploaded sample and declaration of use.

To do so, a POU revalidation page has been launched on our TMCH web interface. This page is accessible when logged in to your account, via the right hand side of the page in the Mark overview tab or Mark details page. The possibility to revalidate your POU will only be available in case you have POU documents that are almost 5 years or older.

In case your POU has already expired, a pop-up message will appear on your trademark details page requiring you to revalidate/invalidate the POU documentation associated with that specific trademark record.

In order to point out the different POU documents which require your attention, the TMCH will send you notification emails with the list of the selected trademark records. Those emails will be sent out 60 and 30 days before the POU documents get expired. 

For further details on the different steps to revalidate your POU documents, please refer to our one pager below or our full manual.

In case you have any further questions related to the revalidation of the POU, feel free to contact us directly via our hotline or via our support page.