Filing your application online

The USPTO strongly encourages electronic filings. This is something you should take advantage of as paper filings generally have higher fees and take longer. The Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) offers reduced fees and the possibility of even lower rates if your application is eligible for TEASPlus. If you are eligible it is important to follow all the requirements and details carefully as failure to strictly adhere to them could lead to having to losing eligibility and having to pay the full amount. Electronic filing also gives you immediate confirmation and a record that your filings were completed. This can be important as the deadline for your application approaches. It also allows you to receive and respond to USPTO inquires or office actions quicker than if you filed through paper only. Electronic filings will also save you and your business money on postage. Filing your trademark application online is an easy way to save time, money, and obtain protection for your trademark as quickly as possible.

This blog is not legal advice and is not specific to your application. You should always consult an attorney.