If the original application was filed as an “Intent to Use” application, the mark cannot be registered until proof of usage is shown. This is done by filing a “Statement of Use” form. Our attorney will normally charge $249 to prepare and file this. A government filing fee of $100 must also be included.
A Declaration of Continued Use (also called a "Section 8" filing) is required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to demonstrate that you are currently using your trademark in commerce (or have a valid excuse for not using it). If 5 years have passed since you registered your trademark, you need to submit a Declaration of Continued Use, proving your ongoing use of your mark (or excusing non-use). After that, you need to submit the declaration between the 9- and 10-year anniversaries and then every 10 years. Our attorney will normally charge $249 plus the government filing fee to prepare and file this.
Renewing your trademark registration (also called a "Section 9" filing) is required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for trademark owners to maintain their trademark rights. If your trademark has ben registered for 9 years, it's time to file a renewal—you have one year following that 9-year anniversary to renew. Following your first renewal, renewals are required every 10 years. All renewals, should be filed as Combined Section 8 Declaration/Section 9 Renewal. If no renewal is filed, registration will be lost. Our attorney will normally charge $249 plus the government fee to prepare and file this.
If you've filed a trademark application on an intent-to-use basis and need more time to submit a Statement of Use, as required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for registration, you may request an extension of 6 months (up to 5 times). Our attorney normally charges $189 plus the government fee to prepare and file this.