How much does it cost to respond to an office action?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

The total price of responding to an office action will depend on several factors:

  • Government fees: An office action response is usually free; however, occasional costs may arise. For example, if you file a TEAS Plus application in the US and lose the TEAS Plus status due to an incomplete or insufficient application, you'll be fined $100 per class.
  • Attorney fees: If you are using the service of a trademark attorney or a law firm, their rate will apply. This price can vary a lot depending on the complexity of the case and their expertise.
  • Evidence-gathering fees: Sometimes, you might need to collect additional evidence supporting your case, such as market research or an expert opinion, which can add up to the overall cost.

If you want to know the price range for your case, it's best to consult a trademark attorney who can prepare a quote and estimate any additional costs.

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