Public Comments on Notice of Inquiry Regarding Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications: Oliver E. Todd, Jr. PLC

From: Oliver Todd []
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:05 PM
To: TM FR Notices
Subject: Docket No. PTO-T-2012-0029 Comment on Amendment of Trademark Appplication Fees


A greater discount for TEAS Plus applications over TEAS applications is unfair and most likely will not result in an increase percentage of TEAS Plus applications. My practice is to always use TEAS Plus when I can find an accurate acceptable identification for goods and services, and to file using TEAS when there is no acceptable identification. There should not be a significant filing penalty when there is no accurate identification for the goods and services. The percentage of TEAS Plus applications should increase if the final wording for goods and services in TEAS applications were reviewed and the acceptable identification of goods and services manual was frequently updated to include the wording used in these applications. It is unfair to applicants when they are penalized by the USPTO requiring very specific wording for the goods and services and the manual is limited.


Oliver E. Todd, Jr. PLC

Patent & Trademark Attorney
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