14 January 2017: USPTO changes Trademark Fees

Veröffentlicht am: 12. January, 2017

As of 14 January 2017 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) changes its fees for Trademarks. We want to inform you about these changes and  make sure that you pay the correct amount, especially if you are not paying online.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) informs, that as of January 14 the trademark processing and service fees are changing. Some fee costs decrease, but most of them are increasing. The USPTO stresses that the fee-change is for a better serving. “We are making these changes to better align fees with full costs, to protect the integrity of the register by incentivizing more timely filing or examination and more efficient resolution of appeals and trials, and to promote the efficiency of the trademark process, in large part through lower-cost electronic filing options.

 

USPTO changes Trademark Fees – Overview

Paper filing:

All fees paid for paper filings will increase. The per-class fee for an initial application for registration filed on paper is going from $375 to $600. Fees are increasing anywhere from $75 to $200 (per class, where applicable) for paper filings.

 

Electronic filing:

The per-class fee for an initial application for registration filed using the regular Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) option will increase by $75 to $400.  This increase also applies to requests for extension of protection and subsequent designations filed under the Madrid Protocol.  15 U.S.C. 1141e; Madrid Protocol Article 8(7)(a).

The UPSTO is reducing the fee from $150 to $125 per class for a request for an extension of time to file a statement of use that is filed electronically.  The fee for filing affidavits under Sections 8 and 71 will also increase from $100 to $125 per class under the new fee rule.  Additionally, the processing fee for an application that doesn’t meet the TEAS Plus or TEAS RF filing requirements will increase from $50 to $125 per class.

 

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board:

A total of 10 TTAB-related fees will be adjusted. Six fees for initiating a proceeding will increase, depending upon whether filed electronically or on paper. Four new fees are established for electronic and paper-filed requests to extend time to file a notice of opposition filed after the initial request.  The extension of time to oppose fees are per application rather than per class.

 

Fee change table – this is what you will have to pay

Fees for Paper Filings

Description

Current Fee

Final Rule Fee

Change

 Filing an Application on Paper, per Class

$375

$600

$225

 Request to Divide an Application Filed on Paper, per New Application Created

$100

$200

$100

 Additional Processing Fee under §2.22(c) or §2.23(c), per Class (paper)

$50

$125

$75

 Filing an Application for Renewal of a Registration on Paper, per Class

$400

$500

$100

 Additional Fee for Filing a Renewal Application During the Grace Period on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Correcting a Deficiency in a Renewal Application via Paper Filing

$100

$200

$100

 Filing an Affidavit under §8 of the Act on Paper, per Class

$100

$225

$125

 Additional Fee for Filing a §8 Affidavit During the Grace Period on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Correcting a Deficiency in a §8 Affidavit via Paper Filing

$100

$200

$100

 Filing an Affidavit under §15 of the Act on Paper, per Class

$200

$300

$100

 Filing to Publish a Mark under §12(c) on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Issuing New Certificate of Registration upon Request of Registrant, Request Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Certificate of Correction of Registrant’s Error, Request Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Disclaimer to a Registration, on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Filing an Amendment to a Registration, on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Filing an Amendment to Allege Use under §1(c) of the Act on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Statement of Use under §1(d)(1) of the Act on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Request under §1(d)(2) of the Act for a Six-Month Extension of Time for Filing a Statement of Use under §1(d)(1) of the Act on Paper, per Class

$150

$225

$75

 Certifying an International Application Based on a Single Application or Registration, Filed on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Certifying an International Application Based on More Than One Basic Application or Registration Filed on Paper, per Class

$150

$250

$100

 Transmitting a Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction, or Release of a Restriction, under §7.23 or §7.24 Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Notice of Replacement under §7.28 on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Filing an Affidavit under §71 of the Act on Paper, per Class

$100

$225

$125

 Surcharge for Filing an Affidavit under §71 of the Act During Grace Period on Paper, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Transmitting a Subsequent Designation under §7.21, Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Correcting a Deficiency in a §71 Affidavit Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Petition to Cancel on Paper, per Class

$300

$500

$200

 Filing a Notice of Opposition on Paper, per Class

$300

$500

$200

 Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Filed on Paper, per Class

$100

$300

$200

 Filing a Request for an Extension of Time to File a Notice of Opposition under §2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2) on Paper, per Application

$200

n/a

 Filing a Request for an Extension of Time to File a Notice of Opposition under §2.102(c)(3) on Paper, per Application

$300

n/a

 Petitions to the Director Filed on Paper

$100

$200

$100

 

Fees for Electronic Filings

Description

Current Fee

Final Rule Fee

Change

 Filing an Application through TEAS Regular, per Class

$325

$400

$75

 Additional Processing Fee under §2.22(c) or §2.23(c), per Class (electronic)

$50

$125

$75

 Filing an Affidavit under §8 of the Act through TEAS, per Class

$100

$125

$25

 Filing an Affidavit under §71 of the Act through TEAS, per Class

$100

$125

$25

 Filing a Request under §1(d)(2) of the Act for a Six-Month Extension of Time for Filing a Statement of Use under §1(d)(1) of the Act through TEAS, per  Class

$150

$125

($25)

 Filing a Petition to Cancel through ESTTA, per Class

$300

$400

$100

 Filing a Notice of Opposition through ESTTA, per Class

$300

$400

$100

 Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Filed through ESTTA, per Class

$100

$200

$100

 Filing a Request for an Extension of Time to File a Notice of Opposition under §2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2) through ESTTA, per Application

n/a

$100

n/a

 Filing a Request for an Extension of Time to File a Notice of Opposition under §2.102(c)(3) through ESTTA, per Application

n/a

$200

n/a

 

Miscellaneous Services Fees

Description

Current Fee

Final Rule Fee

Change

 Unspecified Other Services, Excluding Labor

At cost

n/a

n/a

 Establish Deposit Account

$10

n/a

n/a

 Self-Service Copy Charge, per Page Copishare Card

$0.25

n/a

n/a

 Labor Charges for Services, per Hour or Fraction Thereof

$40

n/a

n/a

 Additional Fee for Expedited Service

$160

n/a

 Additional Fee for Overnight Delivery

$40

n/a

 

Source:

Press Release United States Patent and Trademark Office

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