Expiry of protection period due to non-renewal
A national trademark is valid for a period of ten (10) years from the application's submission date, which can be indefinitely renewed for further consecutive periods of ten (10) years, provided that the beneficiary renews it.
The beneficiary must renew the national trademark within six (6) months before the expiry of the previous protection period.
It is noted that the renewal is allowed up to six (6) months after the expiry of the previous ten-year protection period by paying an additional renewal fee of 50% on the renewal fee.
In case of non-timely renewal, the protection period of the national trademark expires and the Intellectual Property Section proceeds with its strike-off from the trademarks register.