TRADEMARK RENEWAL IN ROMANIA

The registration of a mark shall take effect on the date of the regular national filing of the mark and shall subsist for ten years.

At the request of the owner, the registration of a mark may be renewed at the end of each ten-year period on payment of the prescribed fee.

The request for renewal of a registration may be made before the expiry of the current term of protection, but three months at the earliest prior to expiry of that term.

Renewal of a registration shall take effect as from the day immediately following the expiry of the current term of protection.

The fee for the request for renewal of a registration shall become due on the date of the registration; the fee may be paid within six months following the expiry date of the current term of protection on payment of the prescribed additional fee.

Failure to pay the fee in accordance with the preceding paragraph shall lead to the loss of the rights of the owner of the mark.

The request for renewal of a registration shall contain:

(a) An explicit request for renewal of the registration;

(b) Particulars identifying the owner and, where appropriate, the name and place of residence or business of his representative;

(c) The registration number of the mark in the National Trademark Register;

(d) The date of the regular filing of the application for registration of the mark.

If the owner requests renewal for a part only of the goods and services entered in the National Trademark Register, he shall be required to state the name of the goods or services for which he requests the renewal of the registration.

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