Maintaining Your Federal Registration

Registration Certificate Issues

Within approximately two (2) months after the SOU is approved, the USPTO issues a registration. To keep the registration "live," the registrant must file specific maintenance documents. Failure to make these required filings will result in cancellation and/or expiration of the registration. If your registration is cancelled or expired, your only option is to file a brand new application and begin the entire process again from the very beginning. The fact that your mark was previously registered does not guarantee registration when you submit a new application.

Questions About Intellectual Property? - Contact Us Today

Schwartz Law Firm, P.C., is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and represents clients throughout the United States and internationally. To speak to an experienced attorney about your patent, trademark or copyright matters, call us at 704-325-6099 or contact us online.

Source: The United States Patent and Trademark Office.