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            Chicago, Illinois

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Trademarks

Trademarks Directory
About Trademarks
More on Trademarks
Why Protect a Trademark
Trademarks vs Patents
Trademark Infringement
Trademark Internet Issues
Trademark Weight
Trademark Myths
TM Searches - Basic
TM Searches - Corporate
TM Pre-filing Assessment
About TM Registrations
Registration Process Outline
TM Registrations - Standard
TM Registrations - Corporate
TM Stand. Registration Order
Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
Slogans
Oppositions
Cancellations
Trademark Consultations
On-Line Order Searches

 

Trademarks

Trademarks Directory
About Trademarks
More on Trademarks
Why Protect a Trademark
Trademarks vs Patents
Trademark Infringement
Trademark Internet Issues
Trademark Weight
Trademark Myths
TM Searches - Basic
TM Searches - Corporate
TM Pre-filing Assessment
About TM Registrations
Registration Process Outline
TM Registrations - Standard
TM Registrations - Corporate
TM Stand. Registration Order
Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
Slogans
Oppositions
Cancellations
Trademark Consultations
On-Line Order Searches

   

 

 


Standard Trademark Registrations

Details and Costs
 

1.  Application preparation and filing

Steps

  • identify the trademark
  • search/check availability/protectibility (if no search/opinion pre-purchased)
  • examine to-date use
  • identify products or services on which trademark is/will be used
  • identify dates of first use (except ITUs)
  • identify International Classes of products and/or services
  • identify trademark owner
  • collect use specimens (except ITUs)
  • prepare scans of specimens for e-filing (except ITUs)
  • prepare and e-file registration application
  • advise client of filing particulars

Costs

  • attorney fees after pre-purchased formal search and opinion - $700
  • or attorney fees if no pre-purchased formal search and opinion - $1,000
  • plus USPTO filing fees - $325 each International Class, $325 minimum.
  • online payment

2.  Examination of application by USPTO trademark examiner

Examiner might raise minor to serious technical objections or refusals to register.  Steps to be taken and costs depend on the type of 'Office Action' issued by the examiner.

Steps and costs

  • a standard telephone or email response to examiner's action - $120
  • a standard written response to examiner's action - $480
  • a written response to examiner's action with brief and/or evidentiary submission - $1,440
  • online payment

3.  Publication for Opposition

All registration applications are published to provide an opportunity of third-parties to oppose the registration.

Only a minor percent of applications are opposed.  In routine registration processes, this step is merely noted as the attorney tracks the application through the formal handling stages by the USPTO.

An opposition, if filed, takes the application outside of the standard registration program.  more


4.  Issuance of Registration or (ITU) Notice of Allowance

Steps and costs

  • tracking of the application, client notifications - $240
  • in addition, if application filed as an ITU, process goes on to # 5 below
  • online payment

5.  (ITU applications only) Filing a Statement of use

Steps and costs

  • preparation and filing of Statement of Use - $450 plus $100 USPTO fee each International Class ($550 minimum) ($240 additional attorney fees for each additional IC)
  • time extensions, if Statement of Use not filed within six month period, for each six month period after Notice of Allowance (up to 36 months maximum) - $350 attorney fees each, plus $150 USPTO fee each International Class ($500 minimum)
  • online payment

6.  Post-Registration Renewals

Steps

  • confirm continued use of the trademark

  • identify products or services on which trademark is still used

  • collect current use specimens
  • prepare scans of specimens for e-filing
  • prepare and e-file registration renewal application
  • advise client of renewal filing
  • confirm renewal

Costs

  • for renewal and six-year 8 & 15 filing - $480
  • plus USPTO fees for renewal of $500 each International Class, $500 minimum
  • (USPTO fees for the six-year 8 & 15 filing are $300 each International Class, $300 minimum
  • online payment
     


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