December 19, 2014: Effective January 17, 2015, the USPTO will be reducing filing fees for trademark applications. These changes are meant to promote the use of the USPTO’s efficient electronic filing system. Accordingly, the USPTO will reduce the fee for an application filed using the regular TEAS application form and a TEAS request for transformation of an extension of protection to the United States from $325 to $275 if applicants authorize e-mail communications and agree to file all responses electronically during the prosecution of the application.
The USPTO will also reduce the fee for a standard TEAS Plus application from $275 to $225 per class, and reduce by $100, the fee for a TEAS application for renewal of a registration from $400 to $300 per class. These reductions have been authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), will promote efficiency for the USPTO, applicants, and trademark registrants and will streamline the application process.