On June 19, 2020, the USPTO published notice of a proposed "fee adjustment" respecting trademarks, including the following fee increases:
- $225US to $250US per class for all new trademark applications file electronically with a standardized identification of goods/services;
- $275US to $350US per class for all new trademark applications filed electronically with a non-standard identification of goods/services;
- $400US to $500US per class for all new trademark applications filed via Madrid;
- $125US to $225US per class for all applications filed electronically to maintain a registration per section 8;
- $100US to $200US per class for all requests filed electronically for an extension of time to oppose a pending trademark application;
- $400US to $600 US per class for all notices of opposition filed electronically; and
- $400US to $600US per class for all petitions to cancel a registration filed electronically.
The stated purpose of the fee increases is to better align fees with costs, protect the integrity of the register, improve the efficiency of the register and ensure financial sustainability.
Written comments are due by August 3, 2020 and should be submitted electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at httsps://www.regulations.gov and include the docket number PTO-T-2019-0027.