Last Friday the USPTO issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to reduce fees for many trademark applications and most renewals of registrations. It also proposed a new Trademark Electronic Application System Reduced Fee (TEAS RF).
The fee for a new application filed using the regular Trademark Electronic Application System application form would be reduced to $275 per class from $325 if the applicant files the application completely electronically. The fee for a new application filed using the TEAS Plus option would be reduced to $225 per class from $275. The fee for an application for renewal of a registration submitted through TEAS would be reduced to $300 per class from $400.
The filing fees for trademark applications and renewals filed on paper will remain unchanged. “The fee for Madrid filings is also staying the same,” Cohn clarified.
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