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Archived updates for Thursday, January 20, 2005

U.S. Trademark E-Filing Fees Drop on January 31

Effective January 31, 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is amending its rules of practice to adjust the fee for filing a trademark application for registration based on whether the application is filed on paper or electronically using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Trademark applications that are filed on paper will cost $375.00 for each class of goods or services, and trademark application filed through TEAS will cost $325.00 for each class of goods or services.

The Office is also revising 37 CFR § 2.87(b) to provide that where a new separate application is created from a request to divide out some, but not all, of the goods or services in a class, the applicant must pay the fee for dividing the application and the applicable application filing fee as set forth in § 2.6(a)(1). Currently division requests can only be filed on paper, so the applicable filing fee will be $375.00 per class. However, in the future it will be possible to file a request to divide through TEAS, and at that point, if the request to divide is filed through TEAS, the TEAS application filing fee will apply.

Click here for current USPTO fee information.
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