What is the design patent application process and cost?

What is the design patent application process? The examination process (aka “prosecution”) for a US design patent application comprises three main stages: initial filing; Office Actions (if any); and allowance. How to file a US design patent application The initial filing a design patent application with the USPTO is fairly straightforward. The two primary components […]

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How to Defend a Trademark Cancellation

What is a trademark cancellation proceeding? A trademark cancellation proceeding is basically a mini-lawsuit to kill a trademark registration. Cancellations deal with only registered trademarks, and not pending applications. In what court or government agency are trademark cancellations held? Trademark cancellations are held before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), which is a part […]

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Flat Rate Patent Applications: Who, What, How?

What is a flat rate patent application? Flat rate initial filing A flat rate patent application generally refers to a patent application that is initially drafted and filed for a fixed fee. While I don’t have statistics, it seems that flat rates are more common for design patent applications where the initial preparation of the […]

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How much does a US design patent application cost in 2019?

Easier, Faster & Cheaper Design patents are generally faster and cheaper to procure than utility patents. Design patents also have a significantly higher allowance rate than utility patents, with most US design applications allowed without any substantive prior art rejections. The USPTO reported an allowance rate of 90% for design patent applications in fiscal years […]

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How much does a utility nonprovisional patent application cost in 2019?

ICLG Patent Flat Fee Schedule – 2019 US Utility Patent Our Fee USPTO Fees (small entity*) & Vendor Fees Total Initial Filing of Non-provisional Application Drafting non-provisional (rates vary by level of complexity: low, medium, high) Low: $6-9K Medium: $10-15K High: $16K+ USPTO: $785+ Drawings: $200+ $7-11K $11-17K $17K+ Filing US National Stage Application based on PCT […]

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How much does a trademark application cost?

ICLG Trademark Flat Fee Schedule – 2019   Attorney’s Fee USPTO Fees* Total**  Trademark Application Package       Filing trademark application with a single class of goods/services Flat rate includes: 1) USPTO Trademark Knockout Search ($350 value); 2) Initial filing with proposed modification of identification of goods/services; 3) Reporting and responding to non-refusal Office Actions; 4) Multiple filing […]

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What is the cost and process for filing a trademark application?

Trademark Application Costs Costs for applying for federal registration of a trademark with the USPTO depend largely upon three key factors: number of classes of goods and services; filing basis (whether based on actual use of the trademark or an Intent-To-Use); and the number of Office Actions from the USPTO, if any, and the type of rejections […]

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Where can I find flat fee estimates for PCT national phase entries?

National stage entry cost estimates Entering the national stage of a PCT application can require a significant outlay of cash, depending upon the countries desired. Innovation Capital Law Group offers flat rate cost estimates for initial filings of PCT national stage entry in the most common PCT member countries. Factors affecting national phase costs PCT national […]

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