Fees

Flat Fees

We do a couple dozen things really well and charge flat-rate fees for most of those things. For the hourly stuff, we can tell you the average costs (based on 10+ years of data) so you can budget accordingly. We simplify our fee structure at least annually and welcome your feedback.

When you are considering various law firms, you should ask each how much they charge per hour, whether filing fees are included, whether follow-up filings will be required, and so on. For example, we are always honest about the fact that filing a patent represents about 50% of the cost, overcoming objections from the Patent Office represents about the other 50% of the cost.

While we do require reasonable initial retainers for all services, you may pay all bills (including the retainer) by check, credit card, or PayPal. See our proposal [PDF] for details.

Hourly Services
Domain Name 425
Foreign Patent 425
Foreign Trademark 425
Intellectual Property Counseling 425
US Patent 425
US Trademark 425
Flat-Rate Services
Domain Purchase/Sale 10,000
Foreign Trademark Filing, Europe
(includes fees for 1 class)
4,000
Foreign Trademark Filing, Madrid Protocol Country
(includes fees for 1 class)
2,000
Foreign Trademark Filing, Non-Madrid Country
(includes fees for 1 class)
3,000
Foreign Trademark Misc. Filing
(Assignment, POA, Etc.)
250
Foreign Trademark Renewal
(includes fees for 1 class)
1,500
PCT Application Filing 10,000
US Design Patent Application Filing 5,000
US Patent Misc. Filing
(Assignment, POA, Etc.)
250
US Patent Search 5,000
US Trademark Application Filing
(includes fees for 1 class)
2,000
US Trademark Misc. Filing
(Assignment, POA, Etc.)
250
US Trademark Office Action Reply Filing 425
US Trademark Renewal
(includes fees for 1 class)
1,500
US Trademark Search 1,000
Notes
0. Prices listed are U.S. Dollars (USD, US$).
1. As of 2015-01-01, CTLG’s rate is $425/hour.
2. Government fees are not included, vary wildly, and change frequently. See “Links To Other Websites” below.

 

Government Fees (Links To Other Websites)

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