Renewal & annual fees

An intellectual property right is not eternal. The annual renewal fees must be paid in all countries where the patent is effective. Miss these due dates, and the right disappears. Very often, this can be a disaster. This is also a good time to ask strategic questions: is the patent still necessary? Are there alternative protections worth considering? GEVERS’ experienced teams ask these questions and guarantee peace of mind. The falling due of taxes is also a good time to ask yourself more strategic questions: is the patent still necessary? Can alternative forms of protection be foreseen? Is the company ready to face the end of the innovation's protection? These are all questions that GEVERS asks you. Well in advance and in the fullest security, thanks to its experienced teams and tested IT systems.

Trademarks

Once registered, a brand is valid for a certain period – 10 years in most countries – and which is perpetually renewable. However, renewal must take place in time, otherwise the trademark will be lost. It is vital not to miss this deadline! As renewal date approaches, Gevers sends you e-mail reminders at nine, six and three months before the due date. This largely eliminates the risk of losing a trademark due to forgetting the renewal date. Trademark renewal is also a good time to ask if the brand is still necessary, and if there are any alternative protections worth considering. GEVERS asks these questions. 

In this way, the risk of losing a brand due to forgetting the renewal date is next to nil. The renewal of a brand is also a good time to ask fundamental questions: is the brand still justified? Should it be relaunched? Is it possible to transfer it?

Domain names

A domain name is eternal, provided it is renewed every year. Obviously these expiry dates must not be missed, or the right disappears. This is also a good time to ask if the domain name is still necessary. Are there alternative protections? GEVERS asks these questions.