How long does a trademark last?

Rights in a federally-registered trademark can last indefinitely if the owner continues to use the mark on or in connection with the goods and/or services in the registration and files all necessary documentation in the USPTO at the appropriate times. In general, the owner of a registration must periodically file:

  • Affidavits of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse under 15 U.S.C. §1058; and
  • Applications for Renewal under 15 U.S.C. §1059.
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