- The Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notified the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) on May 8, 2023, of the USPTO's intent to revise trademark-related fees.
- The USPTO's preliminary fee proposal includes fee increases for most trademark-related filings, including initial applications, amendments to allege use, statements of use, petitions to the Director, petitions to revive an application, letters of protest, renewal applications and various other post-registration maintenance filings.
- The USPTO's proposed revisions to trademark-related fees coincides with the USPTO's transition to a new single-application filing system, which eliminates the existing Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) Standard and TEAS Plus filing options.
- A hearing will be held on June 5, 2023. Anyone wishing to present oral testimony at the hearing must submit a request by May 26, 2023. Additional opportunity to comment will occur at a later date.