Advisory: Register Your Trademarks By The End Of The Year – Trademark Office Fees Are Increasing Effective January 2, 2021

If you have any trademark registrations or other trademark filings that are pending, you will want to file the registration application or other filing by the end of 2020 since the Trademark Office filing fees are increasing significantly effective January 2, 2021.

Some of the fee increases will be the following (from the Trademark Office website):

Application and application-related fees:

  • TEAS Standard Application: $350 per class
    Up from $275 per class
  • TEAS Plus Application: $250 per class 
    Up from $225 per class
  • Processing fee for failing to meet TEAS Plus requirements: $100 per class 
    Down from $125 per class

Post Registration Fees:

  • Section 8 or 71 declaration filed through TEAS: $225 per class
    Up from $125 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: $250 per class if filed through TEAS
  • There will be no fee if you electronically file a section 7 request to amend your registration before submitting a section 8 or 71 declaration and only delete goods, services, and/or classes in the request (otherwise, the current fee for filing a section 7 request through TEAS is $100).

Petition to the Director and Letter of Protest Fees:

  • Petition to the Director filed through TEAS: $250 
    Up from $100 
  • Petition to revive an abandoned application filed through TEAS: $150 
    Up from $100 
  • New fee for letter of protest: $50 per application 

TTAB Fees:

  • Petition to cancel filed through ESTTA: $600 per class
    Up from $400 per class
  • Notice of opposition filed through ESTTA: $600 per class
    Up from $400 per class
  • Initial 90-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, or second 60-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA: $200 per application
    Up from $100 per application
  • There is still no fee for a first 30-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA.
  • Final 60-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA: $400 per application
    Up from $200 per application
  • Ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $225 per class
    Up from $200 per class 
  • New fee for second, and subsequent, requests for an extension of time to file an appeal brief in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $100 per application (there is still no fee for a first request).
  • New fee for appeal briefs in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $200 per class
  • New fee for requests for oral hearings: $500 per proceeding

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