How much does it cost to register a trademark by myself vs by an attorney or an online service?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If you decide to register a trademark on your own, the costs typically involve the official filing fees charged by the intellectual property office. In many jurisdictions, these fees range from $100 to $500 per class of goods or services. Some jurisdictions offer reduced fees for electronic filing. Additionally, you may need to consider any additional fees for conducting a trademark search, preparing the application, and responding to office actions or objections, if they arise.

When working with an attorney or an online trademark service, the costs are likely to be higher due to professional fees. These fees can vary depending on the complexity of the application, the expertise and reputation of the attorney or service, and any additional services they provide. Generally, you can expect the professional fees to range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the specific circumstances.

It's important to consider that while hiring an attorney or using an online service incurs additional costs, it can provide valuable expertise, guidance, and assistance throughout the trademark registration process. They can help ensure that your application is properly prepared, increase the chances of successful registration, and address any potential legal complexities or objections that may arise.

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