Question: What is the term of registration/renewal for trademark applications registered before January 1, 1998 or filed before January 1, 1998 and published in the IPO Official Gazette for opposition prior to December 1, 1998?
Answer: The term of registration and renewal is 20 years. The renewal is due on or before the year 2018 upon the grant of renewal. The Renewed Registration has a term of 10 years from the date of issuance.
Question: How do one maintain the above registration? Is it possible to obtain an extension?
Answer: An affidavit of use must be filed within one (1) year from the 5th, 10th and 15th anniversaries of registration or renewal (counted from the date of registration). It is not possible to obtain an extension to file the 5th, 10th and 15th affidavit of use.
Question: What is the term of registration for trademark applications filed before January 1, 1998 but published in the Official Gazette of the IPO for opposition after December 1, 1998?