The United States Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO, as it is known in abbreviated form, is the regulatory board for anything and everything trademarks. The USPTO carried out a biennial fee review, which began in 2018, and found that Trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) fees needed to be adjusted, for the first time in nearly three years. This Final Rule will be effective January 2, 2021.
The main fee changes will affect the following:
- Application and application-related
- Post registration
- Petitions to the Director and Letters of Protest
- Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
- Paper filing
- Request to delete goods, services, or classes from a registration
This Final Rule service fee increase should allow the USPTO governing body to better police, regulate and enhance the quality of trademark examination, achieving best examination times, modernizing trademark IT systems and infrastructure, and providing stability to USPTO operations.
For further information, you can contact the USPTO by email at TMPolicy@uspto.govn and access the source links below to understand the changes and consult the updated fees.