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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

What is the typical cost? We’re getting right to the money here. What’s the cost to get a trademark created for a new product? If the trademark is already in use and will not be accepted by the federal framework office, is there a cost associated with that? Yeah, no refunds at the USPTO. You know, Uncle Sam does not give you your money back on an unsuccessful trademark application.

So, the typical cost for a trademark application is $250 per class. Basically, there are 45 classes of goods and services, everything from apparel to NFTs to legal services to online retail store services falls into one of these 45 classes. A lot of times, clients are going to be in multiple classes, and that can be one application for a word mark, another could be a design mark to protect a logo. You can have classes for word marks and design marks, so a lot of times clients are in one or two classes, and sometimes they’re in five or six. Each of those applications is $250 in government fees.

It gets more complicated if you’re not in the marketplace yet but you’re going to be in the marketplace. Because then you have to file the application for $250 per trademark class, and then when you go to market, you have to file what’s called a statement of use or an accusation of use, depending on where you are in the examination process, and that’s another $100 per class.

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at