Typically, a one-class trademark application can cost at least US$1,000, from filing through to registration. Trademark costs usually comprise professional services fees and the USPTO official fees.
There are also a number of factors that influence Trademark costs and fees tend to vary depending on:
how many trademarks you intend to register,
how many classes of goods/services there are,
your filing basis in the US because additional fees apply for intent to use applications,
how many countries you wish to file in,
whether your trademark is objected to at the examination stage,
whether your trademark is opposed by a third party at the publication stage.
If you choose to file one trademark in one class in one country only, e.g. in the US, your fees would be lower than if you were to file two or more trademarks in two or more classes in a few countries. Some attorneys may also include professional fees for researching appropriate specifications for your goods and services that will grant you better protection of your trademark.
If you face an office action (objection) during an examination or an opposition, additional fees would be incurred for legal assistance. If you face budgetary constraints, then file your trademark in phases, over a few months. You can take advantage of the six-month priority period. It is important to have a good filing strategy if you have a limited budget.
We understand that filing and registering a trademark in the United States or overseas can be daunting if you are not fully apprised of the process and requirements. Before taking the right steps, you might have a lot of questions because the idea of a trademark is to protect your business interest as well as maximize your revenue.
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