MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS
48-506. Duration and renewal. (1) A registration of mark hereunder shall be effective for a term of ten (10) years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within six (6) months prior to the expiration of such term in a manner complying with the rules of the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed for a like term from the end of the expiring term.
(2) A renewal fee, payable to the secretary of state, shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration. When a renewal application includes goods or services which fall within multiple classes, the secretary of state may require payment of a fee for each class.
(3) A registration may be renewed for successive periods of ten (10) years in like manner and the secretary of state shall issue a certificate of renewal.
(4) Any registration in force on the date on which this act shall become effective 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 in compliance with the rules of the secretary of state upon payment of the renewal fee within six (6) months prior to the expiration of the registration.
(5) All applications for renewal under this act, whether of registrations made under this act or of registrations effected under any prior act, shall include a statement that the mark has been and is still in use.
[48-506, added 1996, ch. 404, sec. 2, p. 1341; am. 2005, ch. 273, sec. 1, p. 841.]