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USPTO Proposes Lower Fees for E-Filings

Joseph G. (Jun 03, 2014)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed reducing the current fees for many new trademark applications and most renewals of registrations, according to a USPTO press release.

Under the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which has been posted on the Federal Register, the fee for a new application filed using the regular Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) application form will be reduced $50, from the current fee of $325 to $275 per class, if the applicant authorizes email communication with the USPTO and agrees to file documents electronically during the prosecution of the application. The fee for a new application filed via the existing TEAS Plus option will be reduced $50, from the current fee of $275 to $225 per class. The fee for an application for renewal of a registration submitted via TEAS will be reduced $100, from $400 per class to $300 per class. The filing fees for trademark applications and renewals filed on paper will remain unchanged, as will fees for applications under the Madrid Protocol.

During the INTA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn said that the aim of the proposed reductions is to lower costs and promote efficiency for customers.

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