We will file, prosecute and seek registration of a single class application in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for $1250.00. The fee includes government charges and our services to file and prosecute the application, as well as our responses to Official Actions. We charge $525.00 for each additional class. Powers of Attorney are NOT required for us to do your United States filings. (Opposition proceedings and other third party problems, such as concurrent use proceedings and agreements, are not included in our flat fee rates.)
We do not impose additional charges for:
In order to file an application, we need the following information:
Once you have provided responses to #1 - #4, we will prepare "confirmation instructions" detailing the proposed filing. Please visit our website for more information and the flowcharts illustrating the registration process.
Searches: As part of our service for filing a trademark in the United States, we will conduct a limited search for identical trademarks in the USPTO and will notify you if there are any obvious absolute bars to registration. Full availability &/or registrability searches are done by specialized search companies, which we can recommend.
Intent to Use Filings: must be converted to a use basis in order to register. If the mark is not in use following approval, then an extension must be filed every six months until use commences. The cost for each extension and allegation of use is $400.00 for a single class and $225.00 for each additional class, including government charges.
Our flat fee rate for Madrid Protocol filings covers non-substantive office action (i.e., "Official Action") refusals and domestic representation as Attorney of Record. It does not include oppositions, cancellations or litigation involving third parties. We will, without charge, review any substantive USPTO Official Action refusing registration of a U.S. designation under the Madrid Protocol, and offer our recommendations on how to proceed. You only need to provide us with the US Serial Number or International Registration Number and ask for our recommendations.
To prepare and file Maintenance and Renewal Applications the following information is required:
To prepare and file an assignment, change of name, merger, etc. the following information is required:
If you have any questions about the proper documentation, please ask.
The charge for recording title changes is $440.00 for the first property, and $100.00 for each additional property. If there are many properties to be assigned, we will discount our rates accordingly. We do not need original signed documents. A fax, PDF or scanned image will suffice for filing purposes.
These can be turned around and recorded very quickly, often in one day.
Note: Everything can be done electronically between us. Having filed, prosecuted, litigated and maintained trademarks throughout the world for thirty years, we can set flat-fee rates because we know how to secure trademark protection for our clients efficiently. Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
|Number of Classes/Fees|
|APPLICATION Filing of New Trademark Application w/ Fixed Prosecution|
|ITU Extensions/Allegations of Use|
|Dividing Trademark Application|
|MAINTENANCE of a Trademark (Section .8/71 & 15)1|
|RENEWAL of Trademark Registrations1|
|Section 8/71 Maintenance of a Trademark1|
|Recording Title Changes (per application/registration)|
|Petitions to Reinstate/Revive Application|
|Extension to File Opposition2 (per application)|
|Filing Opposition or Cancellation|
|Taking Over Already Filed National Application (Minimum)|
|Madrid Application (Responding to Non-Substantive Office Actions)|
All Rates include our services and government filing charges, except where additional classes need to be added to an already filed National Application. Updated 15 January, 2017.
Gordon E. R. Troy, PC
5203 Shelburne Road
PO Box 1180
Shelburne, VT 05482
United States of America
Tel: +1 802 881 0640
Fax: +1 646 588 1962