Change to Trademark fees in 2021

Allison Harrison

The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 brought changes to some federal filing fees that impact our clients. It is important to read through and understand these fees and their impending changes, as if you happen to make a mistake when filing your application, trademark fees are usually not refundable. To avoid any errors in the application process, it is strongly recommended to consult with a professional trademark attorney when registering a new trademark.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office increased some fees effective 1/2/21, including the following electronic filings:

*TEAS Plus Application filing fee is now $250 per class (increased from $225)

*Section 8 declaration (registration maintenance fee) is now $225 per class (increased from $125)

*Statement of Use is now $125 per class (increased from $100)

Please note that trademark fees vary based on the filing basis selected and which application form is used. Only one mark may be filed per application. Additional marks will require separate applications. Also, a fee is incurred for each class selected on your application. Fees are also charged if you file within the grace period.

For a complete list of trademark filing fees, visit: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/fees-and-payment/uspto-fee-schedule

If you have questions for a trademark attorney, or need assistance drafting and filing a trademark application, please contact the professionals at Allison L. Harrison Law, LLC.  You may reach us by phone, (614) 440-1395 or via email at todd@alharrisonlaw.com to schedule a consultation with an experienced trademark attorney in Columbus today.

Please note that the information contained in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and not as specific legal advice. The facts of your situation may differ from this general information. It is not intended to and does not in any way establish an attorney-client relationship. Persons and businesses do not become clients unless and until Allison L. Harrison Law, LLC agrees to act for them and that agreement is confirmed in a retainer agreement or other writing.

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