The cost to apply for and maintain a trademark registration depends on multiple factors. For example, your initial application cost depends on which application filing form option you choose and the number of classes of goods or services in your application. Once you apply, you may need to pay additional fees, depending on your filing basis. After your trademark registers, you will need to pay maintenance fees periodically to keep your registration alive. See our trademark fee information and the fee schedule for more detailed information.
Your application filing option
Our initial application form has two filing options: TEAS Plus and TEAS Standard. See the difference between these two filing options.
|Option 1: TEAS Plus||Option 2: TEAS Standard|
|$250 per class of goods/services||$350 per class of goods/services|
Your application filing basis
Your filing basis depends on whether or not you’re currently using your trademark in commerce, and impacts what actions and responsibilities you have throughout the registration process.
For example, if you’re already using your trademark in interstate commerce in the United States, you’ll select the use-in-commerce filing basis. If you have a bona fide intention to use your trademark in interstate commerce in the United States, you’ll select the intent-to-use filing basis. An intent-to-use filing basis may include additional fees at various points in the process. Learn more about the use-in-commerce and intent-to-use bases.
Fee for each class of goods or services in your application
You pay a fee for each class of goods or services in your application. The more classes of goods or services you include, the higher the cost. For example, if you’re filing a TEAS Standard initial application, you’ll pay $350 per class of goods or services. If you have two classes of goods, then you’ll pay $700 ($350 plus $350). However, if you have multiple goods that belong in the same class, you’ll only pay $350 because you’re only filing for one class.
Maintaining your registration
After you register your trademark, you must file documents to maintain your registration at regular intervals. These documents cost different amounts to file based on the number of classes in your registration. For example, every ten years you must submit a declaration of use and/or excusable nonuse and an application for renewal. This has a filing fee of $525 per class of goods or services. Therefore, if you have two classes of goods, you’ll pay $1050 ($525 plus $525).