Effective January 14, 2017, the U.S. Trademark Office will implement changes in some of its fees. In its continuing effort to encourage applicants to file documents electronically, its fees for filing any documents on paper are increasing substantially. Our firm utilizes the electronic filing system almost exclusively, and thus the higher fees for paper filings will rarely affect our clients. The fee changes noted below apply to electronic filings.
The fee for filing a Section 8 or Section 71 Declaration of Use will increase by $25/class, and will now be $125/class.
The fee for filing a request for an extension of time to file a Statement of Use will decrease by $25/class, and will now be $125/class.
Additional fees changes involved in appeals of refusals to register and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board are detailed in the article below.