Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New Trademark and TTAB Fee Schedule Effective January 2, 2021

While we focus on the Trademark Modernizaton Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on December 27th, let's not forget that a new fee schedule for trademark matters takes effect on January 2, 2020. Set out in the table below are some of the more important fee changes, including several new fees. The USPTO's summary of the fee changes may be found here.


 

Current Fee

New Fee as of 1/2/21

Application/Prosecution

 

 

TEAS Standard application (per class)

$275

$350

TEAS Plus application (per class)

$225

$250

Post Registration

 

 

Section 8 or 71 Declaration of Use (per class)

$125

$225

Deletion of goods and/or services from a registration after submitting a Section 8 or 71 declaration but before the declaration is accepted

No fee

$250

Petition/Letter of Protest

 

 

Petition to the Director

$100

$250

Petition to revive an abandoned application

$100

$150

Letter of Protest

No fee

$50

Petition to revive an abandoned application

 

 

TTAB Fees

 

 

Notice of Opposition (per class)

$400

$600

Petition for Cancellation (per class)

$400

$600

Initial 90-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, or second 60-day extension request (per application)

$100

$200

Final 60-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition (per application)

$200

$400

Ex parte appeal (per class)

$200

$225

Appeal Brief in ex parte appeal (per class)

No fee

$200

Request for Oral Hearing

No fee

$500

 

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TTABlogger comment: Is the Board trying to discourage oral hearings?


Text Copyright John L. Welch 2020.

1 Comments:

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably not to discourage oral hearings. Maybe to make up for agency labor expenses of ex parte 1071(b) actions as to which NantKwest scotched reimbursement? (Just joking ... I have no idea.)

 

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