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ClassificationInternational, Nice 8th Edition
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a grace period available on payment of a late fine (6 months for UK-based registrations, 12 months for substantive registrations)
Use provisionsNon-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claims
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
DurationRe-registration patents expire upon the expiry of the parent EP(UK) patent upon which they are based
Substantive (local) patents expire after 20 years from their filing date
AnnuitiesRenewal fees for re-registration patents are due for payment commencing on the anniversary of the EP(UK) filing date that falls in the next calendar year after the local filing date, and annually thereafter
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years from the filing date, extensible by a further two periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewal fees fall due on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date