Trademark registration fees are based on a number of variables. In general, registering your trademark will require you to pay a series of fees include a search fee, a filing fee and an examining fee. Those fees vary depending on the way in which the mark is being registered, the applicant registering the mark and the number of marks being submitted, the number of classes of goods / services in the application.
The registration of trademark is a legal process and is not automatic. Applications are thoroughly reviewed by an examining attorney. As such, fees submitted during the registration process are generally not refundable even if a registration is not eventually granted for a mark. Do your own due diligence and make sure that your application is complete and that a preliminary search has been done using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).
Registration Filing Fees
Filing your trademark registration by mail or in person is going to be more expensive than submitting a digital application. The cost of filing a paper application is $375 per international class. There are two basic types of digital trademark registration forms that can be submitted - TEAS Plus and regular TEAS. TEAS Plus has a filing fee of $275, but has stricter filing requirements. The TEAS regular has a filing fee of $325 per class of goods or services. For companies that are eligible for small entity status under 37 CFR 1.27(a), filing fees can be reduced by 50%.
Each trademark registration is submitted to correspond with a particular classification. The Committee of Experts of the Nice Union publishes the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Registration of Marks. If your mark(s) is being used in more than one classification - for instance a brand of home goods that includes both candles (class 4) and paints (class 2) – you will be required to remit filing fees for both classes. In the same way, if you have multiple marks for which you would like to receive trademark protection, each mark must be registered separately and fees submitted with each one.
Methods of Payment
There are several ways to pay for your trademark application. All TEAS forms accept payments made by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. USPTO prepaid deposit accounts can be established and maintained for a fee. You also have the option to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) account that links directly to your bank before filing your trademark registration. If you have submitted your paper application via U.S. mail or in person, you can pay using a check or money order, or by submitting a Credit Card Payment Form. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the “Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.” Please note that there is a $50 fee for any returned check.
Other Applicable Trademark Forms
The Trademark / Servicemark Application, Supplemental Register can be used to register marks that are already being used in commerce and that are not eligible for registration with the Principal Register. You may also be in need of other services available through the Trademark Office such as certifications of trademark applications, renewal applications, forms to correct previous filings and general labor charges for searches and copy services. Each of the aforementioned fees can be found on the USPTO’s fee schedule. The new fees are effective October 5, 2012.
Advantages of using Marcaria.com services:
Marcaria.com offers the service of trademark filing on your behalf, and charges USD 240 per class per mark.
- Experienced attorneys will help you avoid many potential pitfalls that may occur in the process that could lead to the rejection of trademark.
- Each client has their own Account Manager who personally oversees the client's portfolio. The Account Manager is the go-to contact for the client for any trademark needs they may have.
- The client's portfolio is supported by his/her account on our website which clearly shows the latest information and statuses of all trademarks the client holds.
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