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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fees – Securing Trademark Registrations Now More Affordable

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January 22, 2015
Jordan LaVine, Alexis Arena

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently reduced the minimum “per class” government fee for trademark applications from $275 to $225. The only substantive requirement for taking advantage of the lower filing fee is selecting entries from the Trademark Office’s Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual that accurately describe your goods and/or services.

There are innumerable benefits of owning Federal trademark registrations for your trademarks compared to owning only “common law” rights in the trademarks, so now is a great time consider registering your unregistered marks or registering those marks that you are planning to use soon.  Some of the key benefits of registration include:

If you would like to discuss registering any of your currently unregistered trademarks or trademarks that you plan to use in the near future, please contact Jordan LaVine, Alexis Arena, or any member of Flaster/Greenberg’s Intellectual Property Department

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