Many trademark documents, including an application, require payment of a filing fee. These fees are generally not refundable even if the USPTO does not ultimately register your mark. See additional information below. Trademark registration involves a legal determination and is not automatic. Before filing an application, please review the Trademark Basics page and information about the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).
List of Trademark Fees
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Methods of Payment
Fees may be paid by any of the following methods:
- Credit Cards accepted are VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®. All TEAS forms accept credit card payment. To pay by credit card when not using TEAS, you must submit a "Credit Card Payment Form."
- USPTO Deposit Accounts can be established and maintained for a fee. Please review the additional information on deposit accounts. To replenish a deposit account, see the instructions on the Deposit Account Replenishment Options page.
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) allows you to provide payment via the Internet. EFT payments are processed directly from a U.S. bank account. For more information, see the instructions for making an EFT payment via the USPTO website.
- Check or Money Orders must be made payable to "Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office." There is a $50 processing fee for any check returned to the USPTO unpaid.
FOREIGN FUNDS NOT ACCEPTED: All fees must be in U.S. dollars. For additional information on payments, see Fees and Payments FAQs and How to Pay Fees. The USPTO encourages providing fees online using the forms available on the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).
Refunds Generally Unavailable
Fees paid are generally not refundable by the USPTO. For more information, see TMEP Section 405.04.
Mailing Address Information
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For questions concerning fees and payment methods contact the Trademark Assistance Center at 1-800-786-9199.