Trademark Application Fee Structure

Effective January 14, 2017

The USPTO has three options for filing applications through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) — TEAS Plus, TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) and TEAS Regular.  For additional information, see the TEAS Nuts and Bolts video that compares and contrasts TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular. 

Overview of Initial Application Options

Questions TEAS Plus TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) TEAS Regular
What is the filing fee per class of goods/services?  $225 $275 $400
Must the application include an e-mail address and authorization for the USPTO to send application-related e-mail correspondence?  Yes Yes No
Must certain subsequent application-related submissions, such as responses to Office actions, be filed via TEAS? Yes Yes No
Must the identification of goods/services be selected from the USPTO Trademark ID Manual? Yes No No
Must the filing fee per class for all classes listed in the application be paid upfront? Yes No No
Must certain statements regarding the mark be provided in the application as filed, if applicable (e.g., translation statement, claim of ownership, color claim and description, if applicable)? Yes - see TMEP §819.01  No No
Is there an additional processing fee if applicant does not satisfy the relevant filing option requirements?  Yes - $125 per class of goods/services Yes - $125 per class of goods/services No

TEAS Plus - $225 per class 

The TEAS Plus application has the lowest filing fee ($225 per class) because you must meet certain additional requirements beyond the minimum filing requirements of TEAS Regular.

To file using TEAS Plus, you must:

  • Meet TEAS Regular minimum filing requirements:  See TMEP Section 202.
  • 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 select an entry or entries from the USPTO’s Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) available within the form that accurately describe your goods/services.  
  • Pay Fees for All Classes:  You must pay the fees for all classes at the time of filing.
  • File Electronically: You must file certain application-related submissions, such as responses to Office actions, 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 to that e-mail address.

At any time during the application process, if you fail to meet the TEAS Plus requirements, the USPTO will require you to pay an additional fee of $125 per class.

File a TEAS Plus Application. [< This is a direct link to the electronic form.]
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TEAS RF - $275 per class

The TEAS RF option has a lower filing fee than the TEAS Regular option ($275 per class vs. $325 per class).  However, you must meet certain additional requirements beyond the minimum filing requirements of TEAS Regular.  

To file using the TEAS RF option, you must:

  • Meet TEAS Regular minimum filing requirements: See TMEP Section 202.
  • Authorize E-mail Communication: You must provide a valid e-mail address and authorize the USPTO to send e-mail correspondence concerning the application to that e-mail address.
  • File Electronically: You must file certain application-related submissions, such as responses to Office actions, through TEAS.  For a complete list of documents, see TMEP Section 802.02(b).

At any time during the application process, if you fail to meet the TEAS RF requirements, you must pay an additional fee of $125 per class.

For additional information, see the TEAS RF FAQs.

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.]
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TEAS REGULAR- $400 per class

No changes were made to TEAS Regular. 

The filing fee for a TEAS Regular application is $400 per class. To obtain a filing date, a TEAS Regular application must include the minimum filing date requirements:

  • The name of the applicant
  • A name and address for correspondence
  • A clear drawing of the mark
  • A listing of the goods/services
  • The 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 eliminate delays in processing your application.

NOTE: The minimum filing date requirements for TEAS Regular are also requirements for TEAS RF and TEAS Plus.

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.]