Drop in Trademark Fees Announced by USPTO

On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released Final Rules which reduce fees for trademark applications and renewals.   Adjusted fees include a $50 reduction in filing fees for applications using TEAS, a $50 reduction per class for TEAS Plus applications, and a $100 reduction per class for TEAS renewal applications.   Motivation for the fee reductions include maintaining a sustainable funding model and the “support (of) strategic objectives relating to online filing, electronic file management, and workflow.”