Initial Application Forms

Use this set of forms to file an initial application register on the Principal Register a Trademark/Servicemark for goods and/or services. For an initial Principal Register application, three electronic filing options are available: TEAS Plus, TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF), and TEAS Regular.

  • Assistance: Help is available from TEAS@uspto.gov and from the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) (TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov or 1-800-786-9199).
  • Mark: Only one mark may be filed per application. If you have multiple marks, they require separate applications, each with its own filing fee.
  • No Refunds: The filing fee is a processing fee that the USPTO will NOT refund, even if you ultimately do not receive a registration for your mark. Registration is NOT automatic and requires legal review by an examining attorney. Please take all necessary steps to ensure your mark is registrable before filing an application.
  • Intent-to-Use Basis: Additional fee(s) and filing(s) will be required if you select the "intent to use basis" in the application form. Documents showing use of the mark in commerce will be required before registration.
  • TEAS Videos: For short videos explaining how to fill out the application, access the TEAS "Nuts and Bolts" video series.

TEAS PLUS


File a TEAS Plus Application. [< This is a direct link to the electronic form.]


The TEAS Plus application has the lowest filing fee, at $225 per class of goods and/or services in the application, and you must meet certain additional requirements beyond the minimum filing requirements specified in the TEAS Regular description below. Select this option only if you agree to:

  • File a "Complete" Application: Almost all the fields in this form are mandatory. For a complete list of TEAS Plus requirements, see TMEP §819.
  • Use the ID Manual: You must be able to select an entry or entries from the USPTO’s Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) that accurately describe your goods/services. If you do not find a listing that accurately identifies your goods/services in the ID Manual, you may request that an identification be added by e-mailing TMIDSUGGEST@uspto.gov; however, you could not file immediately. For more information on this process, click here.
  • Pay Fees for All Classes: You must pay the fees for all classes at the time of filing.
  • File Electronically: You must file certain relevant application-related submissions, such as a response to Office action, through TEAS.
  • Authorize E-mail Communication: You must provide a valid e-mail address and authorize the USPTO to send e-mail correspondence concerning the application.

NOTE: If you fail to meet the TEAS Plus requirements, the USPTO will require you to pay an additional fee of $50 per class.

Preview TEAS Plus application form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the link above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for informational purposes only and not for submitting application information. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on "File a TEAS Plus Application" at the top of this section.

TEAS REDUCED FEE (TEAS RF)


File a TEAS RF Application. [< This is a direct link to the combined TEAS RF/TEAS Regular electronic form. The TEAS RF filing option will be pre-selected in wizard question 1.]


The TEAS RF application has a reduced filing fee of $275 per class of goods and/or services, and, in addition to the minimum filing requirements, the applicant must meet certain additional requirements beyond the minimum filing requirements specified in the TEAS Regular description below. Select this option only if you agree to:

  • File Electronically: You must file certain relevant application-related submissions, such as a response to Office action, through TEAS.
  • Authorize E-mail Communication: You must provide a valid e-mail address and authorize the USPTO to send e-mail correspondence concerning the application.

NOTE: If you fail to meet the TEAS RF requirements, the USPTO will require you to pay an additional fee of $50 per class. For additional information, see the Reduced Fee FAQs.

Preview TEAS RF application form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the link above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for informational purposes only and not for submitting application information. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on "File a TEAS RF Application" at the top of this section. 

TEAS REGULAR


File a TEAS Regular Application. [< This is a direct link to the combined TEAS RF/TEAS Regular electronic form. To file a TEAS Regular form, you must select the TEAS Regular filing option in wizard question 1.]


The filing fee for a TEAS Regular application is $325 per class of goods and/or services in the application. To obtain a filing date under 37 C.F.R. §2.21(a), a TEAS Regular application must include the name of the applicant, a name and address for correspondence, a clear drawing of the mark, a listing of the goods/services, a filing fee for at least one class of goods or services. Although only the minimum filing requirements must appear in your initial application to receive a filing date, submitting all available information requested in the application form will help reduce delays in processing your application.

Preview TEAS Regular application form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the link above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for informational purposes only and not for submitting application information. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on "File a TEAS Regular Application" at the top of this section.

Other Initial Application Forms [Use only when the above forms are not appropriate]


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