How long does a trademark registration protect me?
A trademark can be protected perpetually by continuously renewing it. After the initial registration, the trademark protection extends to ten years. After the expiry of ten years, it can be renewed every 10 years by payment of the prescribed renewal fee. This process of renewal can be started 6 months prior to its expiry. In case the trademark is not renewed it will be removed from the register but can be restored if a request is made within one year from the date of expiry or the date of last renewal. However, the applicant is required to pay additional fee for such renewal.