Generally, trademarks last for period of 10 years and the owner is required to renew the licence if they want to continue protecting their marks. If there is no renewal application, the Registrar will notify the owner of its expiry and the owner will have 60 days to make the application for renewal or risk the mark being removed from the register. In line with this, the Registrar of Trademarks informed the public of its intention to remove 2496 trademarks by a notice dated 15th February 2021. Affected owners only have 30 days from 15th February 2021 to apply for the renewal of their marks or risk them being removed from the Register. Once removed, the owner will incur restoration fees in addition to the renewal fees to restore the mark to the Register.

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