Trademark Fee Adjustment
The USPTO is adjusting Trademark fees, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) fees, effective January 2, 2021. Notable changes include an increase from $275 to $350 per class for TEAS Standard, and from $225 to $250 per class for TEAS Plus, in the application fee, an increase from $125 to $225 for Section 8 or 71 declaration, an increase from $100 to $250 for petiting the Director, and an increase from $400 to $600 per class for filing a Petition to cancal or a Notice of opposition. More detailed information about the fee change can be found here.
New Exam Guide on Generic.com Terms
The USPTO issued on October 28, 2020, a new examination guide titled "Generic.com Terms after USPTO v. Booking.com." The guide sets out procedures for examining applications for generic.com terms, which are any combination of a generic term and generic top-level domain designating an entity or information, such as “.com” or “.biz”, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in USPTO v. Booking.com B.V., 140 S. Ct. 2298, 2020 USPQ2d 10729 (2020).
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