Trademark maintenance involves actions that people or businesses take to keep their registered trademarks valid. Trademark maintenance generally consists of one or more of four elements, viz., payment of renewal fee, issue of a cautionary notice, submission of an affidavit of use, and docketing of proof of renewal of basic registration.
• The payment of renewal fee is generally performed every ten years (10) from the date of registration.
• A cautionary notice is uTrademark protection is potentially perpetual, as long as it is being renewed and commercially used. The process of renewal needs to be started six months before the expiry of ten year period from the date of registration.