Note: Almost all trademark fees for any part of the process are calculated on a "per class basis" for all listed goods and/or services, which will make overall fees higher if goods/services fall in more than one class. Also, fees presented here are based on electronic filing (paper filings, although permitted, have much higher associated fees).
Initial Application Fee for Electronic Filing
|Option 1: $225||Option 2: $275||Option 3: $325|
Note: Each of these 3 options have specific requirements that impact the fee levels.
Warning: Only one mark may be filed per application. If you have multiple marks, they require separate applications with their own filing fee.
Possible Additional Fees
Requesting extension of time to show use of mark (if not part of initial application): $150 Showing use (if not part of initial application): $100. A more detailed explanation of the above is also available.
After Mark Registers
Showing Continued Use after 5 Years: $100 Requesting Renewal after 10 years: $400
Note: Other possible fees may be required, as presented in the complete trademark fee chart ("fee schedule") accessed by clicking on the button immediately below:
Reminder: There are many factors for determining the filing fee for an initial application, and you should be familiar with these factors before accessing the list of possible fees.
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 are pre-paid fund reserves that customers can establish to pay fees to the USPTO. Financial Manager makes it easy to establish and manage deposit accounts online. For more information, please review the Deposit Account Rules and Information page. Instructions on how to replenish deposit accounts are available on the Deposit Account Replenishment Options page.
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFTs) make it easy to pay fees to the USPTO directly from your U.S. bank account. Financial Manager makes it easy to establish and manage EFTs online. For more information, please review the Electronic Funds Transfer page.
- 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 Payment 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 refunded by the USPTO. Registration is not automatic and requires legal review by an examining attorney. Please take all necessary steps to ensure your mark is entitled to receive a trademark registration before filing an application. For example, it is important to take steps such as consulting the USPTO Manual of Acceptable Goods and Services (ID Manual) and searching the USPTO database before beginning the application. For more. Information on the USPTO refund policy, see TMEP Section 405.04.
Mailing Address Information
Access information on addressing trademark mail.
For questions concerning fees and payment methods contact the Trademark Assistance Center at 1-800-786-9199.