Standard Trademark Fees

Please scroll down to review costs and standard fees for international trademark prosecution, trademark watch services, copyright registration and domain name procedures. You can also read a brief article on why trademark clearance and registration procedures cost. Our legal services are based out of Chicago.

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U.S. Trademark Prosecution

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES - Official Fees/Costs Gnosis IP Service Fee
Searches
Preliminary search of U.S. Federal Trademark Database and Report Included $250
Preliminary search of U.S. Federal and State Trademark Databases and Report Included $300
Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search with Clearance Opinion $465 $600
Comprehensive U.S. Trademark Search and Madrid Screen (International identical Screen) $510 $700
Full search and Madrid Search (Comprehensive International Regular) $725 $700
Full search - Express 48 search $700 $600
"In use" Investigation and Report $300 (varies) $250
Applications
Prepare and File Application for U.S. Registration $325 per class (Electronic filing) $400
$375 per class (Paper filing) $400
Election of U.S. in Madrid, designating Gnosis IP -- We monitor and alert you of developments Any WIPO FEE $200
Designation of Countries for Madrid Registration WIPO Fee for Countries $300 Regardless of Number
Prosecution
Response to Official Actions None Billed on Hourly Basis
Responding To Substantive Official Action None Billed on Hourly Basis or $700
Responding To Procedural Office Action None Billed on Hourly Basis or $350
Reporting USPTO Notice of :Publication None -
Appeal of Refusal $100 $2,500 Minimum
Reporting USPTO Notice of Allowance (intent-to-use applications only) None -
Reporting Deadlines and Prepare and File Each Request for Extension of Time to File Statement of Use (for intent-to-use applications only) $150 per class $200
Prepare and File Statement of Use/Amendment to Allege Use (for intent-to-use applications only) $100 per class $300
Election of U.S. in Madrid, designating Gnosis IP and our Responding to Actions and Informal Refusals Any WIPO FEE $500 or Hourly $150 each additional class
Issuance
Review of Registration Certificate for Accuracy and Notification of Issuance, Docketing Post-Registration Maintenance Deadlines - $150
ALL IN ONE Service - Single and Prosecution
USE BASED APPLICATIONS: Prepare and File Application; Resp0onde to Official Actions, if necessary; Docketing; Reporting of Official Notices. Includes single class official filing fee. $325 for each additional Class. First Class Included ($350 for each Class over one) $1,500
INTENT-TO-USE BASED: Prepare and File Application; Responding to Official Actions, if necessary; Docketing; Prepare Requests For Extension of Time To File Statement Of Use; Prepare Amendment to Allege Use Before Publication, if necessary; Reporting of Official Notices; incudes single class official filing fee. $850 for each additional Class. First Class Included ($350 for each Class over one) $2,000 plus any official extension or allegation of use filing fees
Additional Trademark Services
Prepare and File Assignment, Change of Name, Change of Address, or Merger $40 First mark, $25 each subsequent $150 Drafting of Agreement Billed Hourly
Recording Trademark with U.S. Customs $190 $350
Post-Issuance Maintenance
Prepare and File Affidavits of Use and Incontestability -- Combined §§ 8 and 15 Affidavit (5th-6th year) $300 per class $400
Prepare and File Combined Declaration of Use and Application for Renewal (every 10 years) $500 per class $400


International Trademark Prosecution

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES - Official Fees/Costs Gnosis IP Service Fee
Searches
Individual Countries (each) $300-600 $250
W.I.S.S. (World) $950 $250
R.I.S.S. (Region) $370 $250
K.I.S.S. (Country) $80 $250
Applications
Application for Direct National Foreign Trademark Registration $700-2500**($1000 average) $350
$2000-2500 $350
Election of Foreign Countries For Registration Under Madrid Protocol WIPO Madrid Fees $350
Subsequent Election of Foreign Countries For Registration under Madrid Protocol WIPO Madrid Fees $300
Prosecution
Foreign Prosecution – Direct and oversee Associate $0-500 Billed Hourly
CTM Prosecution – File and Direct and oversee Associate $0-1000 Billed Hourly
Madrid Protocol Prosecution $0-1000 Billed Hourly
Issuance
Foreign National Issuance $0-2500** $150
CTM Issuance $1800-2500 $150
Madrid Issuance - $150
Maintenance
Renewal of National Foreign Registration (every 10-20 years/varies) $700-2500** $350
Renewal of CTM Registration (every 10 years) $2000-3000 $350
Renewal of Madrid Protocol Registration $2000-3000 $350


Other Services

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES - Official Fees/Costs Gnosis IP Service Fee
Trademark Watch Services (identical/phonetically identical marks in all classes, confusingly similar - 1 class)
U.S. Trademark Application $165 per year $150 per year
Publication $130 per year $150 per year
Madrid Protocol Publication (Published identical/phonetically identical marks) $220 per year $150 per year
World Trademark Watch Service (Published identical/phonetically identical marks) $280 per year $150 per year
Annual Comprehensive U.S. Search and Analysis including Costs Included $1200
Copyright Registration
Application for copyright registration $45/per registration $200
Domain Names
Application for Domain Name registration $15 up/Year (Varies) $200***
UDRP Proceedings $1,500 Min. $2,000 to $3,000***
URS Proceedings $350-500 $500 to $1,000***
Record Trademark in Trademark Clearinghouse $250/year each trademark $300 first trademark, $150 @ after


These fees will apply in all ordinary cases. In special cases, where significant additional work is required, fees will be based on regular hourly charges and may exceed the amount indicated.
**Foreign charges vary with currency fluctuations. The average charge shown is applicable to most countries in North America, Europe, and Australia. Far East and Mid-Eastern countries represent the high end of the range. Current estimated costs can be provided.
***Depending on complexity. Multiple domain actions discounted.
Inter partes proceedings (Oppositions and Cancellations) and litigation are billed on basis of costs and hourly billings.

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