Renewing trade mark protection Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

When the protection of your trade mark expires, you can renew the protection.

The term of protection of a registered trade mark begins on the date of filing and expires 10 years after the end of the month in which the application was originally filed.

You may extend the trade mark protection any number of times, for periods of 10 years at a time.

Each renewal takes effect from the day after the previous term of protection expires. It is entered in the register and published. The renewal may cover all or part of the goods and services. If the term of protection is not renewed, the trade mark right will lapse.

  • If a mark is to be renewed for only part of the registered goods and services, use the form Request for renewal of a trade mark

Note: If you wish to renew the trade mark for all registered goods and services, all you need to do is pay the fees by the deadline. No application is necessary.

Forms: Yes
Can I do it online? No
Do I need to do it in writing? Yes, for a partial renewal
Do I need to attend in person? No


Related Links

  • Request for renewal of a trade mark on the DPMA website
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA)


Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Dienststelle Jena

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Informations- und Dienstleistungszentrum Berlin

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Zentraler Kundenservice


Preconditions

None

Related Links

  • § 47 Trade Mark Act (MarkenG)

Related Links

  • DPMA information brochure Trade marks ? An information bro-chure on trade mark protection
  • DPMA factsheet How do I register a trade mark?
  • DPMA Costs factsheet

What you need to do depends on whether you wish to renew pro-tection of your registered trade mark in full or only in part.

For a full renewal:

  • Transfer the renewal fee by the deadline.
  • No further applications or explanations are necessary.
  • The confirmation of renewal is sent automatically to the ad-dress for service entered in the register. However, if the con-firmation of renewal is to be sent to an additional address please then use the form Request for renewal of a trade mark.

To renew the trade mark only for part of the registered goods and services, please proceed as follows:

  • Apply for partial renewal of your trade mark and change in the scope of protection with the form Request for renewal of a trade mark.
  • Transfer the renewal fee by the deadline.
  • The confirmation of renewal is sent automatically to the ad-dress for service entered in the register and, where required, to an additional address as indicated in the application.

Related Links

  • Request for renewal of a trade mark

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Last update or date of publication
10.03.2020