Frequently Asked Questions - Renewal
If you are a trademark holder, the price is 150 USD per year.
In the event that you have failed to renew your mark record in time, your mark record will receive the status expired. You will no longer be able to register in sunrise or receive any notifications. In the event that you still want to receive these services after expiration of the mark record, you will need to start the process again; meaning that you will need to resubmit your mark information.
If you have opted to submit your mark record in the Clearinghouse for three (3) or five (5) years, your trademark record will be automatically renewed yearly 3 or 5 times respectively. You will only need to submit information again, if the information you previously submitted is no longer complete and/or accurate, or if you are requested to do so by the verification agent during the automatic annual re verification.
If your mark record is about to expire, after 1 year, 3 years or 5 years depending on the protection duration you selected when submitting the mark record in the Clearinghouse you will receive notifications and will e able to renew your mark record.
If your trademark record in the Clearinghouse has expired, you will have to submit the same information you would submit when submitting a trademark record for the first time.
If the information of the trademark is the same, then you only need to provide additional proof of use every 5 years.
All Trademark Records in TMCH are subject to annual revalidation. In case the Trademark Record was registered for a single year or the multi-year registration has come to an end, the Trademark Holder or Trademark Agent receives 2 e-mail notifications: one 60 days before the expiration date and one 30 days before expiration and 10 days after the expiration date. This is independent whether the registrations were performed through the web or through the automated interface.
Upon renewal, Trademark Holders or Trademark Agents will be able to change the duration of the consecutive Registration Period for Trademark Records.
Upon submission of the Trademark Records to be renewed, the Trademark Holder’s or Trademark Agent’s Prepayment Account is checked to see if sufficient funds are available to renew the selected Trademark Records. In case no sufficient funds are available to renew all selected Trademark Records, Trademark Records are renewed in a serial way until the Prepayment Account no longer has sufficient funds to renew the next Trademark Records. The Trademark Holder or Trademark Agent is advised to increase its Prepayment Account.