Initial Application Forms
1. Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]
Use this form to file an initial application to register on the Principal Register a TRADEMARK for "goods" and/or a SERVICEMARK for "providing services" (this form is appropriate for either and you will not actually specify the "type" of mark when filing). Clicking on the link above will take you to a page offering the two versions of this form, namely, TEAS Plus and regular TEAS.
Preview TEAS Plus application form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the numbered link, above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for viewing purposes only and not the entrance of any information. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on the form title that follows 1. at the top of this section.
Preview regular TEAS application form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the numbered link, above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for viewing purposes only and not the entrance of any information. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on the form title that follows 1. at the top of this section.
FEES: The filing fee for your application will be based on the following:
1. NUMBER OF MARKS: Only ONE mark may be filed per application. If you have multiple marks, they require separate applications, each with its own filing fee.
2. NUMBER OF CLASSES: You must pay for each class of goods and/or services in the application. For example, if the application is for one mark but the mark is used on goods in two different classes, such as computer software in Class 9 and t-shirts in Class 25, then a filing fee for two classes is required before the application could be approved.
3. VERSION OF THE FORM BEING USED: The application filing fee for the TEAS Plus version of the form is $275 per class of goods and/or services, but with stricter requirements, while regular TEAS is $325 per class.
NO FEE 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.
WARNING: 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.
Other Initial Application Forms [Only when Form #1, above, is not appropriate]
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