For the first time in three years, The USPTO is setting and adjusting Trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board fees through its Final Rule, effective January 2, 2021.
The goals of the fee increases, as stated by the USPTO, are to:
- Enhance the quality of examinations
- Achieve optimal examination times
- Invest in modernizing USPTO systems and infrastructure
- Provide stability to USPTO operations, even in times of financial fluctuations
A detailed explanation of the fee adjustments can be found in our IP news alert here.
If you are planning on filing a new trademark application, Declaration of Use, or any kind of adverse Notice or Petition, it may make sense to file before the end of the year.