Trademark initial application forms

Not sure which application form to use?

See the chart and video below.

We have three initial application forms: TEAS Plus, TEAS Reduced Fee (RF), and TEAS Regular.

TEAS Plus has the lowest filing fee, but you must meet more requirements to use TEAS Plus than to use the other two forms (see the chart below for requirements). 

The type of mark you have — such as a logo, a standard character mark, or a sound mark — is not relevant when choosing your application form.

Application requirements



TEAS Regular

Filing fee per class of goods/services

If the trademark in the application is used with goods/services in different classes, you must pay a fee for each class. For example, for a trademark for computer software in Class 9 and t-shirts in Class 25, you must pay for two classes.







You must provide an email address and agree to correspond by email with the USPTO about your application.

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You must file additional application-related submissions online, including responses to office actions.

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You must select your goods/services listing from the USPTO Trademark Identification (ID) Manual, and your selection must accurately identify your goods/services.

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If any of the situations listed below apply to your application, you must provide the relevant additional statements when you file your application. 

  • The same mark has already been registered with the USPTO by the applicant, but the names of the owners are not identical.
  • The mark includes color.
  • The mark includes a design or stylized font.
  • The mark includes non-English words.
  • The mark includes non-Latin characters.
  • The mark includes the name or portrait of a living person.

The mark is currently in use and the applicant needs to limit use to a specific geographic area and identify the other concurrent users.

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Still not sure which form to use? Get details on each form.

Learn more about TEAS Plus

Learn more about TEAS RF

Learn more about TEAS Regular



When you decide on a form, select a link below to open the online form.

Start filling out TEAS Plus

Start filling out TEAS RF

Start filling out TEAS Regular

TEAS Nuts and Bolts 01: TEAS Plus vs. TEAS RF vs. TEAS Regular

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