USPTO Increases Trademark Fees


by Clint Cadwallader

ccadwallader@mcgrathnorth.com
(402) 341-3070

As of January 2, 2021, the USPTO increased many of its official fees for trademark activities, the first in nearly three years. While a fee increase in the middle of a pandemic may seem ill-timed, the USPTO indicates such increases are necessary to cover increasing costs of operation, due in part to the constantly growing number of trademark filings. Specific fee increases for some of the most relevant or common actions are set forth below (all of which reflect fees for electronic filings).

Trademark Fees

  • TEAS Standard: $350 per class (An increase from $275 per class)
  • TEAS Plus: $250 per class (An increase from $225 per class)
  • Section 8 or 71 Declaration filed through TEAS: $225 per class (An increase from $125 per class)
  • New fees for deleting goods, services, or classes from a registration after filing a section 8 declaration: $250 per class.
  • New fees for filing a letter of protest: $50 per application.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Fees

  • Petition to cancel filed through ESTTA: $600 per class (An increase from $400 per class)
  • Notice of opposition filed through ESTTA: $600 per class (An increase from $400 per class)
  • Initial 90-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, or second 60-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA: $200 per application (An increase from $100 per application)
  • Ex parte appeal: $225 per class (An increase from $200 per class)

For more information or questions, or assistance with filings your trademark applications and maintenance documents, please contact Clint D. Cadwallader.

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