02 .0307 - RENEWALS

02 .0307. RENEWALS

(a) Notice of expiration of the registration of a mark will be mailed to the last known address of the registrant at the beginning of the sixth month prior to expiration. A current form "Application for Renewal of Registration of Trademark or Service Mark" will be enclosed with the notice. A separate application must be submitted for each registration for which renewal is sought.

(b) A mark registered under the law in effect prior to January 1, 1968 must be renewed according to the current classification of goods or services. Where the goods or services described in the original application for registration fall in more than one class under the current classification, a separate application for renewal and filing fee must be submitted for each class under which renewal is desired.

(c) The registration of a mark which has been materially changed in use since the original registration may not be renewed, but a new application for registration must be submitted.

(Authority G.S. 80-5; Eff. February 1, 1976.)

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