Renew your trademark every 10 years

A trademark will remain valid for 10 years from the date of registration. You can renew your trademark every 10 years and continue keeping it valid for an indefinite time.

You can renew your registration

  • not earlier than one year before it expires, and
  • not later than six months after it expires.

If you do not renew the registration until after the expiry date, you will have to pay a higher renewal fee. See the fees in our price list and payment instructions.

The PRH reminds registered trademark owners 4–6 months before the due date that the registration is expiring. To make sure that our reminder reaches you, it is important that you notify us of any changes to your name, company type, address, or other such details. Read further instructions on how to file changes.

If you fail to renew your trademark within six months after the expiry date, we will remove the mark from the register.

How to renew your registration

You can renew your trademark in three different ways:

  • by filing a renewal application online (in Finnish or in Swedish)
  • by paying a renewal fee
  • by filing a renewal application on a paper form (in Finnish or in Swedish)

Renewal application online (in Finnish or in Swedish)

You can renew your registration by filing a renewal application online. If you renew online, the renewal fee is lower than if you do it in some other way. We will send you a separate notification of the renewal of the registration. You cannot file changes to your register details through this service. Instead you need to submit a separate ‘Application concerning a registered trademark’ for them (available in Finnish and in Swedish).

In the service, it is also possible to renew the registration only in part. In other words, you may leave out one or more classes when you are renewing.

Renewal by paying a fee

You can renew your registration by paying a renewal fee to the PRH’s account. However, the fee is higher than if you file a renewal application online. When you are paying, give the registration number of the trademark being renewed, the sum you are paying, and your name and address. The registration will be considered renewed once you have paid the necessary fees. We will not send you a separate notification of the renewal, but you will be able to see it in the Trademark Database after about a week. If you want to file changes to your register details with the renewal, you must apply for the renewal on a paper form (see below).

Renewal application on paper (in Finnish or in Swedish)

You can renew your registration by submitting a written application form and paying the necessary fees to the PRH’s account. Use our ‘Application concerning a registered trademark’ (available in Finnish and in Swedish). You can also file other changes to the register details on the same form. We will send you a notification of the renewal and the approved changes.

Note that if you have neither domicile nor a registered office in Finland, you must appoint a representative.

See the fees in our price list and payment instructions.

Go to the page with our forms and powers of attorney.

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Latest update 30.12.2016