Filing Your Trademark Registration Is Likely to be More Expensive Soon
This September, the USPTO will be holding a public hearing as to proposed government trademark filing and other fee increases proposed. It is likely that these increases will be approved.
Thus, if you are considering filing a trademark registration application, filing in the next month will save you money.
Proposed Trademark Fee Changes
Although many of the related fees are proposed to change, a few key changes are:
|Filing and Application through TEAS, per Class||$400||$500|
|Filing a TEAS Reduced Fee (RF) Application through TEAS under §2.23, per Class||$275||$350|
|Filings a TEAS Plus Application through TEAS under §2.22, per Class||$225||$250|
|Request to Divide an Application Filed through TEAS, per New Application Created||$100||$100|
|Additional Processing Fee under §2.22(c) or §2.223(c), per Class||$125||$125|
Source: US Patent and Trademark Office
Detroit Trademark Attorneys: The Bottom Line
The bottom line with regard to these proposed fee changes is that, while registering a trademark on the Federal Register is a comparatively affordable legal service, it is about to become slightly less affordable.
However, there is still time to get your applications filed under the current fee regime and save yourselves $25-$100 per International Class.
If you would like to schedule a telephonic consultation with Detroit Michigan Trademark Attorney John Hilla to discuss your potential trademark application, contact us here or call (734) 743-1489.
Attorney Hilla represents Trademark clients nationwide.