How much does a trademark application cost?

What is the cost to file a trademark application?

The initial filing cost of a trademark application depends primarily on the attorney’s fee for filing. Our firm’s flat fee for the initial filing of a USPTO trademark application can be found here.

Need to file a trademark application or enroll in Amazon Brand Registry? Email US patent and trademark attorney Vic Lin at or call (949) 223-9623 to see how we can help you register your trademark.

Our initial filing price does not include a knockout search which may be conducted for an additional fee per class.

If your goods or services are covered under multiple classes, you have the option of filing a single multi-class application or multiple single-class applications. In either case, the initial filing price will be the same.

What additional costs should be expected after filing a trademark application?

If your application was filed based on an Intent-To-Use, then expect an additional cost to file the Statement of Use.

If you receive a substantive Office Action that is refusing registration of your mark on the grounds of rejections such as likelihood of confusion or merely descriptive mark, the estimated cost for a response to a substantive Office Action starts at $2,800. You should also understand that there is no guarantee of success in arguing against a substantive refusal of registration.

For a more comprehensive list of trademark prosecution costs, please refer to our fee schedule.

Our Trademark Flat Fee Schedule

Attorney’s FeeUSPTO Fees*Total**
Trademark Application Package
Filing trademark application (per class of goods/services)   Flat rate includes: 1) Initial filing; 2) Reporting nonsubstantive Office Actions; 3) Multiple filing bases; and 4) Priority claim.$600/class$250/class (using USPTO preapproved identification of goods or services)$850/class
Trademark Searches  
USPTO Trademark Knockout Search   *not included in Initial Filing service above$650/class $650/class
Ongoing Trademark Prosecution   
Reporting and responding to Office Action rejections refusing registrationFlat RateVariableFlat rate plus any USPTO fees
Filing Allegation/Statement of Use   ·         Intent-To-Use (ITU) apps only$500/class$100/class$600/class
Filing Request for Extension of Time to submit use evidence (ITU only)$475/class$125/class$600/class
Responding to non-refusal Office Actionsstarts at $350 starts at $350
Drafting and recording Assignment (single application/registration)$800$40$840
Trademark Renewals  
Preparing and filing Section 8 or 71 & 15 Statement   ·  Between 5th & 6th yr after registration date$600/class$425/class$1,025/class
Preparing and filing Section 8 & 9 Renewal   ·  Between 9th & 10th year after registration date$600/class$525/class$1,125/class
Preparing and filing Section 71 Statement   ·  Between 9th & 10th year after registration date$600/class$225/class$825/class
Foreign Trademark Filings  
Preparing and filing Madrid Protocol ApplicationStarting at $600VariableFree estimate available
Foreign trademark application per non-Madrid countryStarting at $600VariableFree estimate available

*Government and vendor fees subject to change

**Totals assume only 1 class of goods/services unless otherwise specified. The higher USPTO of $350 per class may apply if we have to use special descriptions or identify more than 5 items in one class.

Need a competitive trademark application cost estimate?

Do not consider only the initial filing cost of a trademark application and ignore the remaining application process. Think through the possible additional costs and delays of a trademark application filed incorrectly.

Email US patent and trademark attorney Vic Lin at or call (949) 223-9623 to request a flat fee estimate for your trademark filing that will be prepared to minimize delays and costs.

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