Section 8-12-10

Duration and renewal of registration; renewal fee.

(a) Registration of a mark under this article shall be effective for a term of five years from the date of registration and, if the mark is then still in use, upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such 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 $30, 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 five years in like manner.

(c) The Secretary of State shall notify registrants of marks under this article of the necessity of renewal within the year next preceding the expiration of five years from the date of registration, and within the year next preceding the expiration of five years from the date of any renewal of a registration, by writing to the last known address, physical, electronic, or otherwise, of the registrants.

(d) Any registration in force on January 1, 2011, shall continue in full force and effect for the unexpired term thereof and may be renewed by filing an application for renewal with the Secretary of State complying with the requirements of the Secretary of State and paying the renewal fee therefor within six months prior to the expiration of the registration.

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

(Acts 1980, No. 80-166, p. 236, §5; Act 2010-747, p. 1886, §1.)