Renewing a Trademark
In order to properly maintain a registered trademark, filings are required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Other than a Section 8 Declaration, a registrant must also file a Section 9 Application For Renewal between every 9th and 10th year after the registration date. Similarly to Section 9, the federal government provides a six-month grace period to file, but will be subject to a late fee.
Since this filing schedule corresponds with the second and each subsequent Section 8 Declaration, the USPTO has provided a Combined Declaration of Use in Commerce & Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 & 9, which allows a registrant to complete these filings together. Failure to timely file a Section 9 will result in the trademark being cancelled.