How to Defend a Trademark Cancellation

What is a trademark cancellation? A trademark cancellation is a mini-lawsuit filed with the TTAB to attack a trademark registration. Cancellations deal with only registered trademarks, and not pending applications. A third party may seek to cancel a registration in whole or in part. Here are helpful tips to defend against a trademark cancellation. What […]

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Flat Rate Patent Applications: Everything you need to know

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?

What is the initial filing cost of a US design patent application? Excluding USPTO fees, our initial filing cost of a US design patent application starts at $995. This includes our $770 flat rate and $225 illustrator fee, but the not the USPTO fee. Our turnaround time is only one week with no rush fees. […]

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How much does a nonprovisional utility patent application cost?

How much does a nonprovisional utility patent application cost? In answering the question of “How much does a utility patent cost?” the largest portion of the cost of filing a nonprovisional utility patent application will be the legal fees for drafting the application. The conventional approach has been to bill hourly attorney’s fees for drafting […]

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How much does a trademark application cost?

How much is the initial filing price of a trademark application? The cost of a trademark application depends primarily on the attorney’s fee for filing. Our firm’s price for the initial filing of a USPTO trademark application is $950 per class of goods/services, including our flat rate attorney’s fee of $600 plus a USPTO filing […]

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

What is the trademark application process? If you are thinking about registering your trademark, this overview of the USPTO trademark application process will show you that trademark registration is not as complicated as patenting. If certain steps are done correctly and promptly, a trademark application can mature into a registration in a matter of 7 […]

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How much are flat fee estimates for PCT national phase entries?

National stage flat fee cost estimates A PCT application allows you to file your patent application in multiple countries. To do so, an applicant enters the national stage, or national phase, of each desired country by filing a copy of the PCT application. Filing these national stage applications can require a significant outlay of cash, […]

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How much does IPR cost?

A rough ballpark estimate of the costs of an inter partes review is approximately $300K to $600K.  That is by no means cheap, but may still be considered a bargain compared to the costs of defending a patent infringement litigation in federal court which could easily reach $1-4 million or more. If an IPR is instituted, USPTO […]

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