Trademark Registration Partial Section 8 & 15 Accepted & Acknowledged
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You own a fully registered trademark. In order to keep your mark active an affidavit showing continued use of the mark must be filed between the fifth and sixth after the date of registration. You filed either a first renewal, or a subsequent renewal that has been accepted. You also filed your Section 15 declaration of incontestability, which the USPTO has acknowledged.
You filed a partial Section 8 & 15, which is a combined 5th year renewal and declaration of incontestability. The filing was a partial filing, meaning that you probably deleted some of the goods or services from your registration and remove one or more of the classes formerly in the registration. This filing has been accepted and acknowledged. You will need to make another renewal filing by the 10th anniversary of registration. That renewal is called the Section 8 & 9 and is filed on every 10th anniversary of registration.
For a trademark registration to remain valid, an Affidavit of Use (Section 8 Affidavit) must be filed: (1) between the fifth and sixth year following registration, and (2) within the year before the end of every ten-year period after the date of registration. The registrant may file the Section 8 Affidavit within a grace period of six months after the end of the sixth or every tenth year, with payment of an additional fee.
The registrant must also file a Section 9 renewal application (Section 9 Renewal) within the year before the end of each successive 10-year period following the date of registration, or within a grace period of six months thereafter, with payment of an additional fee. Assuming the Section 8 Affidavit and Section 9 Renewal are timely-filed as indicated above, the registration will be renewed for a 10-year term. If the Section 8 Affidavit and Section 9 Renewal are not timely filed, the registration will be cancelled. Registrations cancelled due to the failure to file a Section 8 Affidavit and Section 9 Renewal cannot be revived or reinstated.
The required forms may be filed through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) (click on "File Forms Online" from the main USPTO Home Page under the Trademark column), and then from within TEAS select the category "REGISTRATION MAINTENANCE/RENEWAL FORMS."
Renewals can be filed with the USPTO here: