The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has announced that, effective January 2, 2021, it is increasing certain fees it charges to file trademark applications, maintain trademark registrations, petition the Director and file oppositions and cancellation actions with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. (“TTAB”). It is also introducing new fees for certain filings that were previously without cost. The increases, as well as the new fees, range from modest to substantial and could impact a trademark\ owner’s decision to file applications, maintain registrations and seek to enforce its trademark rights.
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