The End of Paper Trademark Applications?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) provides a portal to conduct most business with the Trademark Office.  Trademark applicants can file an initial application form online, as well as submit other documents including a response to an examining attorney’s Office action, a change of address, an allegation of use, and post registration maintenance documents among other services.

It seems that some people still like to use paper.  To further incentivize the use of TEAS, the USPTO has adjustment the fees for paper filings.

The USPTO has reduced the electronic filing fees for TEAS Plus filing and also provides a discount on applications filed using the regular TEAS application form (provided that the applicant authorizes email communication and agrees to file all responses and other documents electronically during the prosecution of the application). The USPTO has  also increased the fee for paper applications $100.00 to more accurately reflect the higher cost of processing such filings.

How I Can Help

Your trademark is your company’s unique face to the world and can add value to your products and services. It is important that your brands are protected.  I can help you with your trademark search, selection, prosecution, maintenance, or enforcement, here and around in the world.   So, if you or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation by sending me an email or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

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