Processing wait times
Check the current processing wait times to find out how long your trademark filing could take. Filing your initial application, response form, and post registration accurately can speed up the process. You can help by reading these tips on avoiding processing delays.
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, Regular TEAS and TEAS Plus.
Regular TEAS: The filing fee for a regular TEAS 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 regular TEAS 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.
TEAS Plus: The TEAS Plus application has a lower filing fee of $275 per class of goods and/or services in the application, and you must meet certain additional requirements beyond the minimum filing requirements. For example, 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. Additionally, you must file communications regarding the application through TEAS, and receive communications concerning the application by e-mail. If you fail to meet the TEAS Plus requirements, the USPTO will require that you pay an additional fee of $50 per class. For additional information on TEAS Plus, see TMEP §819.
Note: Only ONE mark may be filed per application. If you have multiple marks, they require separate applications, each with its own filing fee.
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.
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.
Other Initial Application Forms [Only when Form #1, above, is not appropriate]
To access additional Initial Application Forms click here.