The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is, and always has been, the center of the American trademark world. Business owners might not like to be surprised by sudden changes in trademark fees.
Well, guess what? USPTO has a nasty surprise for a lot of business owners.
They've just published a document on their website, on November 17. 2020, that their filing fees and pretty much all the fees relating to the trademarking process are about to skyrocket. The new fees are going to be in effect starting January 2, 2021.
I'm Andrei Mincov, founder of Trademark Factory® and in this video, I'm gonna walk you through the document and we're gonna discuss the new fees that USPTO is gonna be charging for the trademarking process. So yeah, final rule, trademarking fee adjustment for 2021 and they're setting new fees.
They say that for the first time in nearly 3 years, and of course, now is the best time they found to do it.
There’s never a good time to increase trademark costs but now is apparently that time, effective January 2nd, 2021. This is a very important date.
So if you are thinking about filing your trademark, if you're on the fence—filing now is much smarter than waiting until next year and then paying them (as you'll find out) much more. It will greatly increase the federal trademark cost.
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