Can I extend the deadline to renew my trademark?

A trademark renewal refers to the process of maintaining an active and valid trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Renewal is necessary to ensure that a trademark owner can continue to use and enforce their trademark rights.

Trademarks must be renewed every 10 years after the initial registration date. The trademark owner must file a renewal application and pay the required fee. It is important to file the renewal application before the deadline to avoid the trademark becoming abandoned and the loss of trademark rights.

In some cases, a trademark owner may miss the renewal deadline but still wish to maintain their trademark registration. In such cases, they may be able to file a petition to the Director of the USPTO for an extension of time to file the renewal application. However, this is not guaranteed and the trademark owner must show good cause for the extension.

It is recommended to consult with a trademark attorney to discuss the options and the best course of action for renewing a trademark.