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Trademark Renewals in Germany

  • Trademarks registered before January 2019: A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application and ends on the last day of the month during which the application has been filed. 
  • Trademarks registered after January 14, 2019:  the term of protection ends exactly ten years from the date of application. 

The DPMA informs the trademark owner eight months in advance of the expiration of the term of protection

Renewal period

The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
A mark should be renewed within 6 months before the expiration date.

The owner of the mark must timely renew the trademark or the mark will expire and will be permanently removed from the Register.

Trademark renewal schedule

The price is 1199$ for up to 3 classes. If your mark has more than 3 classes, the renewal fee is 599$ per each class after the third. The government fee is included in the prices. 

Trademark renewal process

Please contact us using the following form in order to request a trademark renewal. The process is rather simple, our attorney will become your representative and will pay the renewal fee. 

How to apply

Documents required: a Power of Attorney is required in order to renew a Trademark in Germany. The only requirement is to pay the renewal fee.

How fast the process is

The trademark renewal procedure takes 1 month.

What if the deadline is missed?

The grace period is 6 months after the expiration date, a surcharge to be paid is 50 EUR for the first 1-3 classes and 50 EUR for each additional class after the third. When the grace period is over, the mark is abandoned and not reinstallable. 

If you are interested in applying for your mark please use this link: https://bonamark.com/countries/germany

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