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New and Adjusted Trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Fees Post

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office will be setting and adjusting certain trademark and TTAB fees effective Jan. 2, 2021, and it will be the first this has happened in nearly three years. The fee changes and additions will allow the USPTO to continue to keep up with the costs of the Trademark Office’s and the TTAB’s workload projections for fiscal 2021. Moreover, the fees will help to further the USPTO’s strategic objectives in the following ways: (1) better aligning fees with costs, (2) protecting the integrity of the trademark register, (3) improving the efficiency of the agency processes and (4) ensuring financial sustainability to maintain effective trademark operations.

Below, are two charts showing the changes in the trademark applications and application-related fees and the changes in the TTAB fees.

Other information pertaining to the TTAB Fees cited from

There is still no fee for a first 30-day extension request for filing a notice of opposition, filed through ESTTA. There is also no new fee for a first request.

New TTAB Fees For: 

  1. Second, and subsequent, requests for an extension of time to file an appeal brief in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $100 per application
  1. Appeal briefs in an ex parte appeal filed through ESTTA: $200 per class
  2. requests for oral hearings: $500 per proceeding

In addition, the USPTO is implanting partial refunds for petitions to cancel in default judgments if the cancelation involves only a nonuse or abandonment claim, the defendant did not appear and there were no filings other than the petition to cancel.

For more information regarding the changes, and a complete list of all new and updated fees, visit







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