Is there anything I need to do after I register my trademark?

24 October, 2018

Once properly registered, trademarks generally need to be renewed by filing a Declaration of Continued Use. The first Declaration of Continued Use is usually due between the 5th and 6th anniversary date of the filing. The next renewal usually falls between the ninth and tenth year. After that, renewals are generally every ten years. If a Declaration of Continued Use is not successfully filed, the USPTO will consider the mark abandoned. In addition to renewing your trademark, you may want to monitor it for copycat activity. At Trademark.com, you can sign up to receive alerts about identical or suspiciously similar trademarks that have been filed with the USPTO.