As an entrepreneur, your brand is critical to your company's image and growth. One of the most important parts of your brand is your trademark. Trademarks are the words, symbols, phrases, and other designations that communicate that your products and services come from you.
One of the best ways to protect your trademark in the United States is through filing a federal trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The cost to do so is about to get higher because the USPTO is raising a number of its fees on January 14, 2017.
Of note, the fee for an initial application filed using the USPTO's electronic system will increase from $325 to $400. The fee for an initial application filed on paper is going from $375 to $600. You can read more about the other fee increases in the announcement on the USPTO's website.
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