2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 51 — Trade and commerce
RS 51:216 — Duration and renewal


LA Rev Stat § 51:216 What's This?

§216. Duration and renewal

A.(1) Registration of a mark hereunder shall be effective for a term of ten years from the date of registration, and upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such term, on a form to be furnished by the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed for a like term. A renewal fee as provided in R.S. 49:222 payable to the secretary of state shall accompany the application for renewal of the registration.

(2) Registration of a trade name hereunder shall be effective for a term of ten years from the date of registration and, upon application filed within six months prior to the expiration of such term, on a form to be furnished by the secretary of state, the registration may be renewed for a like term. The renewal fee shall accompany the application for renewal.

B. A mark or trade name registration may be renewed for successive periods of ten years in like manner.

C. The secretary of state shall notify registrants of marks and trade names hereunder of the necessity of renewal within the year next preceding the expiration of the ten years from the date of registration, by writing to the last known address of the registrants.

D. Any registration in force on July 31, 1968 shall expire ten years from the date of the registration or of the last renewal thereof or one year after July 31, 1968, whichever is later, and may be renewed by filing an application with the secretary of state on a form furnished by him and paying the aforementioned renewal fee therefor within six months prior to the expiration of the registration.

E. All applications for renewals under this Subpart, whether of registrations made under this Subpart or of registrations affected under any prior act, shall include a statement that the mark is still in use in this state.

Acts 1983, No. 235, §5, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 2004, No. 536, §1; Acts 2008, No. 913, §5.

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