- Trademark Searches
- National Registration
- International Registration
- Global Registration
This service includes:
Service: $450 Government filing fee: $250 per trademark/product category (class) to be paid later. In quite rare instances, the filing fees could be $350 per trademark/product category (class) to be paid later. This happens if in the application is not possible to describe your product(s) or service(s) using pre-approved descriptions provided by the USPTO that are already connected to a specific class and class number. In the latter case, the USPTO examiner of your application will have to work more to assess what category/class your product(s) or service(s) belongs to despite your class selection and if the descriptions are grammatically and logically correct and acceptable for the trademark law. All this makes the application more costly.
Well, it depends. There are TWO main types of application. 1. Application based on actual use of the trademark in "US Interstate Commerce". 2. Application based on "Intent to Use in US Interstate Commerce in the Future". The US Patent and Trademark Office system allows entrepreneurs to start protecting their trademark, EVEN WHEN THEY ARE IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL PHASE. This is a great opportunity! Imagine, you start organizing, spending money for logos, marketing, web design...and after all that, you file, and it is TOO LATE: you find out that, while organizing your business, you trademark "has been taken". So, it is a great opportunity to have, but it comes with a condition: that you file the so said "Statement of Use in US Interstate Commerce" later. The rule is that before you can get to registration you have to show use of your trademark in US Interstate Commerce. If you do not do it initially (you file on the basis of Intent to Use, because you are still in the organizational phase), you will have to do it later filing a Statement of Use. This is a document that although can be filed spontaneously after the application, it will be required to the applicant about one year from the application. With the Statement of Use a $100 government filing fee will have to be paid. Our service charge for the Statement of Use is $129. But all this, again, will be required one year about from the application. The Statement of Use is not necessary if you file the application on the basis of "Use in Commerce" for the Statement of Use is substantially included in the application based on "use in commerce". Last things about fees. After the filing, the application goes through an examination by a USPTO examining attorney. Just an application does NOT grant automatically registration. The trademark application filed can be refused registration for many reasons. If a formal legal response is needed to overcome the refusal, the law firm can charge from $80 on a simple issue to $590 on more complex issues like likelihood of confusion. For any response there is a basic fee of $50.
No, unless you have been instructed to do so by the team in charge. The reason being that the number of classes of products and services one has to apply under, and related fees to pay to the USPTO can be only determined after an analysis of the information you will provide via a questionnaire after the purchase of the service.