TMEP 819: TEAS Plus

This is the October 2015 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 §1126, 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 http://www.uspto.gov;
  • (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.

A notice of final rulemaking setting forth the requirements for a TEAS Plus application was published at 70 Fed. Reg. 38768 (July 6, 2005).

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 $50 per class. 37 C.F.R. §2.6(a)(1)(v). See TMEP §819.04.