As per Circular no. 6 of 2016, it is possible to pay the trademark renewal fees without a surcharge until the last day of the protection period. In the past the last day to pay the renewal fees without a surcharge was the first day of the renewal period.

Late payment of renewal fees is provided for during a six-month grace period subject to payment of a surcharge. Renewal fees can be paid 12 months before the renewal due date without shortening the protection period.

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