Many patent and trade mark offices require the payment of renewal fees in order to maintain IP rights in force. The term of a patent is almost completely standardised around the world at 20 years from the application date. Trade marks, on the other hand, can remain in force indefinitely. The term of a design registration varies from one country to another.
To help our clients manage and maintain their diverse IP rights, we are able to pass the necessary data to CPA Global, who provide clients with reminders when renewal fees become due and attend to payment of renewal fees when instructed to do so.