On November 17, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published Trademark Fee Adjustment Final Rules in the Federal Register that take effect January 2, 2021. Notably, under the Final Rules, trademark application fees will increase from $275 to $350 for Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) Standard applications and from $225 to $250 for TEAS Plus applications. Section 8 Declaration of Use maintenance fees will increase from $125 to $225.
If you are considering filing any trademark applications or have any maintenance fees due, then you may want to consider filing the applications and paying the maintenance fees before January 2, 2021.
A summary of the fee changes can be found at https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/laws-regulations/updated-trademark-ttab-fees-processes and the full text of the Final Rules can be found at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-11-17/pdf/2020-25222.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact an attorney in our Intellectual Property & Technology Law practice area.