Trademark registration in the United States of America

The function of registration of trademark in the USA is executed by the Office of Patents and Trademarks. Residents and non-residents have the right to register trademark in the USA. The registration process can take up to 12 months or more. The term of validity of the trademark is 10 years from the date of registration with the possibility of renewal.

The trademark in America is registered by virtue of the application, and the basis for registration of trademark in the USA should be selected, namely:

  • Commercial use of trademark;
  • Intention of use;
  • Foreign application for trademark, registration of which is already being considered by another country;
  • Foreign registration of trademark registered in another country;
  • International registration.

The procedure for registering trademark in the USA is divided into the following stages:

  • Definition of the form of trademark;
  • Analysis for similarities with other trademarks;
  • Selection of the basis for the application;
  • Payment of fee, filing the application.

The submitted application is assigned with a serial number and the examination procedure begins. If a refusal was issued concerning the application, a reasoned response can be sent to the Office within 6 months. If the experts recognized the registration of the trademark as possible, the application is published in the weekly Official Bulletin. The registration of trademark can be challenged within 30 days.

Certificate is issued for the applications that have been filed on the basis of the use of trademark, foreign or international registration upon the expiration of the period for accepting objections. If the basis for issuance was the intention to use, the owner receives the decision on issuance of the certificate, which should be confirmed by the fact of using the trademark within 6 months. After that, the certificate can be obtained.

The data is relevant for today 11.12.2018 - 20:51

Country Comprehensive review Registration service Registration certificate Total
Registration of trademark in USA
First class A
85.00 USD
Additional class A
85.00 USD
First class B:
150.00 USD
Additional class B
150.00 USD
First class A
447.00 USD
Additional class A
415.00 USD
First class B
447.00 USD
Additional class B
415.00 USD
First class A
No data
Additional class A
No data
First class B
No data
Additional class B
No data
First class A532.00 USD
Additional class A500.00 USD
First class B597.00 USD
Additional class B565.00 USD
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