The United States Patent and Trademark Office wants to make sure that you are not claiming rights to a previously registered Trademark if you are no longer using it in commerce. The old adage, If you don’t Use it, You Lose it, is in this particular case, quite correct. To ensure that the trademark holder is still using the his/her Registered trademark in the real world, the USPTO requires:
Trademark Renewal Filings: A Complete Guide
Unfortunately, registering your Trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is only the start of your fabulous journey of intellectual property proprietorship. As we’ve seen in previous articles, the USPTO is a stickler for time and dates and if you do not file the necessary renewal filings, the USPTO may very well cancel your trademark. The principal purpose behind the USPTO’s Trademark Renewal requirements is to ensure that trademark holders are still in fact using their trademarks, rather than simply forgetting them and letting them go de facto Abandoned. Indeed, should the trademark holder fail to file the appropriate Trademark Renewal Forms, the USPTO will cancel the Trademark Registration.