USPTO Increases Trademark Fees

The USPTO is increasing trademark filing fees beginning Jan. 2, 2020. According to the USPTO, the changes in trademark fees will:

allow the USPTO to continue to recover the prospective aggregate costs of strategic and operational trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board goals […] including associated administrative costs, and to further USPTO strategic objectives by better aligning fees with costs, protecting the integrity of the trademark register, improving the efficiency of agency processes, and ensuring financial sustainability to facilitate effective trademark operations.

Some of the most notable increases for our clients include:

Filing TypePrevious FeeNew Fee
TEAS Plus (A typical Trademark Application)$225 per class$250 per class
Section 8 or 71 declaration filed through TEAS
(a 5- or 10-year “continued use” declaration)

$125 per class$225 per class
New fee for deleting goods, services, and/or classes from a registration after submitting a Section 8 or 71 declaration but before the declaration is accepted

No Fee$250 per class
New fee for Letter of ProtestNo Fee$50 Fee
Petition to Cancel filed through ESTTA$400$600

  1. […] Sect. 15 filing, otherwise known as a “Declaration of Incontestability,” and pay the $200 filing fee. When filing the Sect. 15 filing/ Declaration of Incontestability, the markholder must swear to the […]

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