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 is $450 per class of goods/services, plus the USPTO filing fee of $250 or $350. So the total initial filing cost is either $700 or $800 per class depending upon how the goods or services are identified.
Need to file a trademark application or enroll in Amazon Brand Registry? Email Vic at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 cost of $500 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 at $700 for each class.
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 of $600 per class to file the Statement of Use. This flat fee includes our $500 flat rate plus the $100 USPTO fee.
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 $2,500 and typically falls between $2,500 to $3,800. 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 below.
Our Trademark Flat Fee Schedule
|Attorney’s Fee||USPTO Fees*||Total**|
|Trademark Application Package|
|Filing trademark application (per class of goods/services) Flat rate includes: 1) Initial filing with proposed modification of identification of goods/services; 2) Reporting to non-refusal Office Actions; 3) Multiple filing bases; 4) Priority claim;||$450/class||$250/class||$700/class|
|USPTO Trademark Knockout Search *not included in Initial Filing service above||$500/class||$500/class|
|Ongoing Trademark Prosecution|
|Reporting and responding to Office Action rejections refusing registration||Flat Rate||Variable||Flat 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 Actions||starts at $350||starts at $350|
|Recording Assignment (single app/reg)||$150||$40||$190|
|Preparing and filing Section 8 or 71 & 15 Statement · Between 5th & 6th yr after registration date||$900/class||$425/class||$1,325/class|
|Preparing and filing Section 8 & 9 Renewal · Between 9th & 10th year after registration date||$900/class||$525/class||$1,425/class|
|Preparing and filing Section 71 Statement · Between 9th & 10th year after registration date||$900/class||$225/class||$1,125/class|
|Foreign Trademark Filings|
|Preparing and filing Madrid Protocol Application||Starting at $600||Variable||Free estimate available|
|Foreign trademark application per non-Madrid country||$300||Variable||Free estimate available|
*Government and vendor fees subject to change
**Totals assume only 1 class of goods/services unless otherwise specified. USPTO fee may be $350 per class if we have to use special descriptions or identify more than 5 items in one class.
Need a competitive trademark application cost estimate?
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