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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 495
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F.S. 495.071
495.071 Duration and renewal.
(1) Registration of a mark hereunder shall be effective for a term of 5 years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within 6 months prior to the expiration of such term, in a manner and form complying with the requirements of the department, the registration may be renewed for a like term beginning at the end of the expiring term. Every application under this section shall be accompanied by a filing fee, payable to the department in accordance with s. 495.191.
(2) A registration may be renewed for successive periods of 5 years in like manner.
(3) Any registration in effect on January 1, 2007, shall continue in effect for the unexpired term thereof and may be renewed by filing an application for renewal with the department in a manner and form complying with the requirements of the department and paying the renewal fee therefor within 6 months prior to the expiration of the registration.
(4) All applications for renewal under this chapter, whether of registrations made under this act or of registrations made under any prior acts, shall include a verified statement that the mark is still in use in this state, and shall include a specimen showing actual use of the mark on or in connection with the goods or services subject to the renewal application, or shall state that its nonuse is due to special circumstances which excuse such nonuse and is not due to any intention to abandon the mark.
History.s. 1, ch. 67-58; s. 2, ch. 67-560; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 6, ch. 71-114; s. 8, ch. 89-359; s. 60, ch. 90-132; s. 4, ch. 99-218; s. 9, ch. 2006-191.