Renewals

Maintaining your IP is just as important as securing the related protection. You can trust our IP renewals specialists to handle your portfolio with care.

We have a dedicated in-house renewals team whose sole responsibility is to manage the maintenance and renewal of our clients' IP portfolios. We apply the same care, attention to detail, technical excellence and high quality service standards to our renewal of patents, trade marks, designs, domain names and plant variety rights as we do in our core IP protection services.

Zero tolerance for failure is a given for our renewals service. Our technology, systems and processes have been designed and built solely for the purpose of managing IP portfolios. We operate a comprehensive database system to generate and monitor renewal deadlines, to enable us to notify you of upcoming renewal dates. Our comprehensive online legislation library holds all of the legal requirements to maintain IP. We update our clients’ records immediately if the legislation changes in any country.

What is the renewals process?

To give you enough time to consider your renewal options, we usually email you reminders several months before the first renewal deadline. You choose whether you want individual reminders or schedules of upcoming renewal deadlines if you have multiple renewal deadlines due over a particular period.

You choose the renewal payment options that suit you. For example, we can set up standing instructions to automatically pay renewals after sending a single renewal reminder to ensure your rights are renewed. Alternatively, we can set up instructions so that we will only pay renewals after receiving instructions from you.

How can AJ Park help me?

Our renewals team is managed by an experienced IP renewals manager, Sheryn Jacques, who is supported by a large team of specialist renewal administrators. Overseeing this service are two partners, Corinne Cole and Michael Brown, who help ensure that the service is fully integrated with the firm’s world-class IP services.

How is our renewal service different?

  • We have a dedicated specialist team of renewal administrators
  • We have proven technology, systems and processes
  • We provide personalised service
  • We go the extra mile to contact you about your renewal deadlines
  • We provide customisable service options
  • Our renewals service is fully integrated with our IP services
  • Our renewals team has access to IP specialists, and
  • We are competitive in the marketplace