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§6-2-5  Duration and renewal. –

Published: 2015

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Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions


Registration and Protection of Trademarks


   § 6-2-5  Duration and renewal. –

(a) Registration of a mark under this chapter shall be effective for a term of

ten (10) years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within

six (6) months prior to the expiration of the term on a form to be furnished by

the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed for a like term. A

renewal fee of fifty dollars ($50.00), payable to the secretary of state, shall

accompany the application for renewal of the registration.

   (b) A mark registration may be renewed for successive periods

of ten (10) years in like manner.

   (c) The secretary of state shall notify registrants of marks

under this chapter of the necessity of renewal within the year next preceding

the expiration of the ten (10) years from the date of registration by writing

to the last known address of the registrants.

   (d) All applications for renewals under this chapter, whether

of registrations made under this chapter or of registrations effected under any

prior law, shall include a statement that the mark is still in use in the state.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1975, ch. 89, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 43, § 1; P.L. 2014,

ch. 528, § 4.)