In the UK a trade mark lasts for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely every 10 years. Trade mark Attorneys usually keep records of their clients’ trade marks to ensure no renewal deadline is missed.

In some instances, a registered trade mark can be cancelled; for example, if the trade mark was registered in breach of a third party’s earlier rights. In other cases, you may lose your trade mark (because of a revocation action for non-use brought against it) if you have not used it for a continuous period of five years. A Trade mark Attorney can advise you on these specific risks.

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