New trademark renewal resolution
Recently it was published in the Official Gazette Resolution N° M-1735 which establishes a new way of computing trademarks renewal period.
The mentioned resolution settles that regarding any renewal application filed with the Trademark Office as from the 1st. of January 2012 on, the tenth’s year term of validity of the registration will be counted from the date of expiration of the same.
Please notice that until now the Trademark Office calculated the term of validity of the registration as from the granting date of the renewal, which in the practice represents a period of time from the expiration of the registration till the issuance of the organism’s renewal resolution.
From now on, the trademark’s validity term and its consequent renewals will be counted automatically, for identical and consecutive periods, no matter the time that takes the renewal to be granted.