Area of Law: Intellectual Property
Answer # 310
How long does a Trademark last?Region: Ontario Answer # 310
A registered trademark is valid for 15 years from the date of registration, and can be renewed every 15 years.
To renew a trademark the owner must pay a government renewal fee. There is no limit to the number of times the trademark may be renewed. A registered trademark lawyer or trademark agent can help you make sure that your trademark registration is renewed.
New Trademarks Act
On June 19, 2014, the new Trademarks Act received Royal Assent. It is anticipated that the new Act will be proclaimed into force in 2019. Under the new Act, trademarks will need to be renewed every 10 years.
For more information and current government fees, refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
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