Trademark Basics – USPTO

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) put together this quick resource guide.

Government Filing Fee Information

Here’s a quick overview of the different fees charged by the government when filing trademark applications.

Trademark Maintenance/Clearance Scams

A number of private companies send out solicitations that look like invoices or official government documents.  The USPTO keep a list of such companies.  Much of the time these documents are scams designed to trick unsuspecting trademark owners into paying.  Check with an attorney before writing that check.