The USPTO released a final rule detailing increases for trademark fees that will be effective January 2, 2021. This will increase application and renewal fees as follows:

Application and application-related fees

  • TEAS Standard: $350 per class
    Up from $275 per class
  • TEAS Plus: $250 per class 
    Up from $225 per class
  • Processing fee for failing to meet TEAS Plus requirements: $100 per class 
    Down from $125 per class

Post registration fees

  • Section 8 or 71 declaration filed through TEAS: $225 per class
    Up from $125 per class 

In addition to the existing application and renewal fee increases, there will also be a new fee for deleting goods, services, and/or classes from a registration after submitting a section 8 or 71 declaration, but before the declaration is accepted, of $250 per class if filed through TEAS.

This rule will also increase and create new fees pertaining to petitions and TTAB filings:

Petition to the Director and letter of protest fees

  • Petition to the Director filed through TEAS: $250 
    Up from $100 
  • Petition to revive an abandoned application filed through TEAS: $150 
    Up from $100 
  • New fee for letter of protest: $50 per application 

TTAB fees 

  • Petition to cancel filed through ESTTA: $600 per class
    Up from $400 per class
  • Notice of opposition filed through ESTTA: $600 per class
    Up from $400 per class
  • Initial 90-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, or second 60-day extension requests for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA: $200 per application
    Up from $100 per application
  • There is still no fee for a first 30-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA.
  • Final 60-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA: $400 per application
    Up from $200 per application
  • Ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $225 per class
    Up from $200 per class 
  • New fee for second, and subsequent, requests for an extension of time to file an appeal brief in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $100 per application
  • There is still no fee for a first request.
  • New fee for appeal briefs in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $200 per class
  • New fee for requests for oral hearings: $500 per proceeding

For more information about this, see the Final Rule published here in the Federal Register on November 17, 2020.