TMEP 819: TEAS Plus

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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819    TEAS Plus

TEAS Plus permits an applicant who files an application for registration of a trademark or service mark based on §1 or §44 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1051   or §11.6, to pay a reduced filing fee of $225 per class, if the applicant:

  • (1) Files a complete application, using the USPTO’s TEAS Plus form, available at;
  • (2) Agrees to file certain communications regarding the application, such as responses to Office actions, through TEAS; and
  • (3) Agrees to receive communications concerning the application by e-mail.

The requirements that must be met at the time of filing are set forth in 37 C.F.R. §2.22(a) ( see TMEP §§819.01–819.01(q)), and the requirements that must be met during the pendency of the application are set forth in 37 C.F.R. §2.22(b) ( see TMEP §§819.02–819.02(b)).  If an applicant files a TEAS Plus application but does not meet these requirements, the applicant will be required to pay an additional TEAS Plus processing fee of $125 per class. 37 C.F.R. §2.6(a)(1)(v). See TMEP §819.04.