How much does federal registration cost?

Minneapolis trademark attorney Jennifer Debrow explains how much federal registration costs.

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Federal registration is not inexpensive. It’s about $2,000.00 to $3,000.00, usually, per mark. It will depend, in part, on the number of classes of goods or services you’re applying for.

There’s a classification system, and so you do apply for the mark with certain goods and services. Each class has about $300.00 – a filing fee to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, so if you’re just using it one class, that $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 is probably realistic. If you’re using it with – goods or services that fall into five different classes, you’re gonna have at least $1,500.00 in additional filing fees, so it gets more expensive, but that also assumes that you’ve done the clearance search, you have a good sense of the likelihood that your mark will be successfully registered, which you can find out from the clearance search. It can cost more if you end up encountering a lot of obstacles, rejections from the trademark office, or if a third party were to oppose your application during the application process. So it can be more expensive, but I think on average, that that’s about $2,000.00 to $3,000.00, and that money is not incurred up front. Typically, that money is incurred over the 12 to 24 months it will take for the registration to issue.