Renewals

What you need to know

Patents, trade marks and registered designs need to be renewed periodically to keep them in force, through the payment of official renewal fees (also referred to as maintenance fees) to the relevant intellectual property office.

Our renewals service is integrated into our state of the art records system to provide a comprehensive and flexible client offering.  Our attorneys work closely with our renewals team, ensuring that our clients’ needs are at the forefront of the service we provide.

We pay renewal fees due on UK and European patents, trademarks and designs, as well as international designs, directly at the relevant intellectual property offices.  By leveraging the volume of renewals we handle elsewhere in the world, our renewals prices are competitive, while providing the reassurance that comes with a centrally managed and professionally handled service.

How we can help

We offer a pay-on-instruction service under which our clients are sent three renewal reminders for each upcoming renewal deadline, giving sufficient warning of the due date and setting out the estimated costs involved.  Alternatively, for clients who expect to go ahead with renewal on most of their cases, we offer an auto-renew service, under which we provide a single renewal reminder and quote for each upcoming due date, and proceed with renewal unless instructed otherwise.  Irrespective of the service requested by the client, we will prepare and forward all necessary renewal documentation to the client and provide official confirmation following renewal, at no additional charge. 
We are always happy to discuss any ways in which we can tailor our service to meet specific client requirements.