How much is it to pay for a trademark?
How much is the filing fee to register a Trademark or Service Mark with the California Secretary of State’s Office? The fee for filing a Trademark or Service Mark is $70.00 per classification code per mark.
Do you have to pay for a trademark every year?
Maintaining your registration
For example, every ten years you must submit a declaration of use and/or excusable nonuse and an application for renewal. This has a filing fee of $525 per class of goods or services. Therefore, if you have two classes of goods, you’ll pay $1050 ($525 plus $525).
Do you have to keep paying for a trademark?
You are legally required to keep your registration accurate so that it only lists goods and services on which you are currently using your trademark in commerce. If you fail to do this prior to filing a required maintenance document, you will incur additional fees.
What is the cheapest way to trademark?
The cheapest way to trademark a name is by filing with your state. The cost varies depending on where you live and what type of business you own. If you are a corporation or LLC, you can expect to pay less than $150 in most cases, while sole proprietors and contractors can pay anywhere between $50 to $150.
How long does trademark last?
How long does a trademark last in the US? In the United States, a federal trademark can potentially last forever, but it has to be renewed every ten years. If the mark is still being used between the 5th and the 6th year after it was registered, then the registration can be renewed.
How long does it take to trademark a business name?
Usually, the process takes 12 to 18 months. Registering your trademark is a complex procedure that involves your application moving through various stages. Learning about each stage in the process will help you understand why getting a trademark takes as long as it does.
How do I trademark a name for free?
You can not register a trademark for free. However, you can establish something known as a “common law trademark” for free, simply by opening for business. The benefit of relying on common law trademark rights is that it’s free, and you don’t need to do any specific work filling out forms, etc.
What are the 3 types of trademarks?
There are four categories of trademarks: (1) fanciful or arbitrary, (2) suggestive, (3) descriptive, and (4) generic.
What happens if you don’t renew your trademark?
Registering your trademark ensures you maintain exclusive rights to the mark. If you don’t renew on time, you lose your rights. Your competitor would be within their full legal right to come in and claim ownership.
How much does it cost to trademark a logo and name?
Applying for a trademark using the standard filing service is cheaper as the starting cost is $250. However, it may cost you more in the long run if your application is filed with mistakes because it is not refundable.