Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Registration and Protection of Trademarks


§ 6-2-5. Duration and renewal.

(a) Registration of a mark under this chapter shall be effective for a term of ten (10) years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within six (6) months prior to the expiration of the term on a form to be furnished by the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed for a like term. A renewal fee of fifty dollars ($50.00), payable to the secretary of state, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration.

(b) A mark registration may be renewed for successive periods of ten (10) years in like manner.

(c) The secretary of state shall notify registrants of marks under this chapter of the necessity of renewal within the year next preceding the expiration of the ten (10) years from the date of registration by writing to the last known address of the registrants.

(d) All applications for renewals under this chapter, whether of registrations made under this chapter or of registrations effected under any prior law, shall include a statement that the mark is still in use in the state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 89, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 43, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 4.)