Renewing your trade mark

A trade mark registration may be renewed every 10 years. There are fees for renewing your trade mark.

There is no limit to the number of times a registration may be renewed and any person may pay for the renewal.

Renew online and save time!

eServices is the quickest and easiest way to renew your trade mark. You can pay your renewal using your VISA or MasterCard and the renewal is effective immediately.

Have your details changed?

If your customer details such as your name or address have changed you will need to advise us in writing prior to completing your renewal. Change of name or address requests can not be accepted via email.

Until we receive a written request for change of address and the request has been processed, all correspondence will be sent to the existing address.

Are you reducing classes?

If you intend to delete classes of goods and/or services from your registration you must request deletion at least 3 weeks before the due date for renewal. Otherwise you may not be able to renew your trade mark via eServices (the approved means) and may therefore incur additional fees.

When can renewal fees be paid?

You can pay your renewal fees 12 months before the renewal due date or up to 6 months after the date it expires. Additional fees apply if the registration is renewed after the expiry date.

What if I don't pay my renewal fee on time?

After your trade mark expires, a six-month grace period for payment will apply. During this grace period, you may still renew the registration of your trade mark for a further 10 years by paying the renewal fee plus any applicable extension fees (payable in relation to each class and for each month, or part of a month, after the expiry date).

Once the expiry date has passed, your trade mark will no longer have the benefit of any rights arising from registration. At the end of the six-month grace period, if your renewal fee has not been paid, your trade mark will be removed from the register and cannot be restored.

How will I know if my trade mark has been renewed?

When your request for renewal is received and actioned, the Registrar will give notice that the registration is renewed and the period for which it is renewed.

You can also check the status of your registration online through ATMOSS.

Last Updated: 23/11/2013

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