Do I need to resubmit the specimen after 5 years?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If you wish to keep your trademark registration alive, you are required to submit a Declaration of Use. You must do this between the 5th and 6th year from the registration date. Not complying might lead to losing your trademark.

If your trademark is in use, you will be asked to provide evidence in the form of a specimen. Specimens can range from pictures of your product and screenshots of your website where the goods and services are available to invoices and more. When submitting the Declaration of Use and the specimen, you will also have to pay an additional fee per class.

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