The United States Patent and Trademark Office has enacted a new program that requires some trademark registrants to go beyond the normal requirements of renewing their trademark and prove continued use of the items listed in their trademark applications. The USPTO’s audit program requires trademark registrants and their attorneys to be extra vigilant when renewing […]
Gerben Law Firm's Trademark Blog
This trademark blog and informational section of the website is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing, and registration.
USPTO Begins New Trademark Renewal Audit Program
Caution: Trademark Renewal Scams
Our law firm received an email recently in which the subject line read “Real? Or not real?”; it was a message from a longtime client inquiring about a letter they had received in the mail. The notice claimed that the client’s trademark was up for renewal and requested substantial payment in order to file it. […]
The Benefits of an Incontestable Trademark
Trademark owners should consider filing for incontestable status whenever possible. Learn more about incontestability and the potential benefits.
Should I Hire an Attorney For My Trademark Renewal?
A trademark registration must be renewed periodically by filing documents to prove that you are still using the trademark to offer the goods and/or services listed in your trademark application. The trademark renewal deadlines are as follows: 1st renewal due: between the 5th and 6th anniversary of your registration date 2nd renewal due: between the […]
U.S. Trademark Renewal Requirements and Deadlines
As a trademark owner, you should ensure you are aware of the renewal requirements on your trademark registration. That you being said, if you are unaware of the renewal deadlines, you’re in luck: starting this year, the United States Patent & Trademark Office will be sending renewal notices to remind trademark owners of these important […]
How to Renew a U.S. Trademark Registration
The protections and benefits of a registered U.S. trademark come with a series of responsibilities of ownership. One of your most important responsibilities is to maintain and renew your trademark at the required intervals set by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Upon the initial registration of your trademark, it is important to make […]
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Trademark Renewal and Filing Fees are Reduced by USPTO
The cost to register and renew a trademark is going down. As of January 17, 2015, the USPTO is changing the filing fees for trademark applications by lowering (yes, lowering) them by $50. TEAS applications will now cost $275 per class (down from $325), while the less common TEAS Plus application will cost $225 per class […]