Both national and Community trademarks have a validity period of 10 years from their filling and can be unlimitedly renewed for successive periods of 10 years, given the renewal request is filed within the validity period and the renewal fees are paid.
The trademark renewal request must be submitted within a deadline of maximum 6 months following the validity/protection period. The renewal fees must also be paid within the said deadline. Otherwise, the trademark shall be free to be registered by other natural or legal persons.
The trademark renewal fees may be paid within a deadline of 6 months following the expiration of the protection period. In this event, the owner has to pay a supplementary tax, considered to be a penalization tax.
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