Extend the registration of your trademark for 10 years

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Trademarks must be renewed every 10 years, otherwise the trademark will be deleted from the trademark register.

Trademark Renewal

Trademark protection can be extended for a further 10 years. Every 10 years. Infinitely.

Oldie but Goldie: Some of the best-known brands have been registered in the trademark register for more than 100 years. The term of protection of a trademark from the filing date is initially 10 years. Before the expiry of this period, the trademark may be renewed for a period of 10 years.

Deadline for trademark renewal

The application for renewal of a trademark may be filed 6 months before the expiration date until 6 months after expiration. If the renewal fee is paid late, a surcharge for delay may be levied.

Cancellation of the trademark in case of non-renewal

Attention! If a trade mark is not renewed, it shall be cancelled from the trade mark register with effect from the end of the term of protection (Sec. 47 (6) German Trade Mark Law). Trademark rights may be lost completely. Example: In the case of infringement of a trademark, the seniority (§ 6 MarkenG) is decisive. The earlier mark prevails over a younger mark. If your trademark is cancelled due to non-renewal and needs to be re-registered, this may weaken or even render impossible the enforcement of your claims.

Costs of a trademark renewal

Costs: Trademark Renewal in Germany (DPMA)

The cost of extending the trademark protection of a brand with protection in Germany for another 10 years is 750 euros of official fees DPMA (up to 3 classes) and 260 EUR for each additional class from 4th class onwards.

Costs: Trademark Renewal of a European Union trademark (EUIPO)

Renewing a Euopean Union Trademark for a further 10 years costs EUR 850 EUIPO for the 1st class, EUR 50 for the 2nd class and 150 EUR per class from the 3rd grade.

Our service: Monitoring deadlines and trademark renewal: never miss a trademark expiry deadline!

  • Extend trademark protection for another 10 years
  • The deadline for trademark renewal is monitored by our trademark management service
  • Legal examination and advice for renewal
  • German trademarks (DPMA)
  • EUR 250
  • (plus VAT, up to 3 classes) + EUR 750 Official Fees DPMA (up to 3 classes, an additional EUR 260 per class from 4th Class)
  • Extension of the trademark’s term of protection at the DPMA for another 10 years
  • Monitoring deadlines, examination and reminder
  • Correspondence with the DPMA
  • European Union trademarks (EUIPO)
  • EUR 500
  • (plus VAT, up to 3 classes) + EUR 850 of EUIPO official fees for the 1st class, EUR 50 for the 2nd class and EUR 150 per class from 4th class)
  • Extension of the trademark’s term of protection at EUIPO for a further 10 years
  • Monitoring deadlines, examination and reminder
  • Correspondence with EUIPO
Trademark expertise

The oldest trademark in Germany is the figurative trademark of the State Porcelain Factory Meissen, pictured here, with the filing date 25.05.1875. The trademark has been registered in the trademark register in Class 21 for “porcelain goods.”