TMEP 820: TEAS RF (Reduced Fee)

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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820    TEAS RF (Reduced Fee)

TEAS RF permits an applicant who files an application for registration of a trademark, service mark, certification mark, collective membership mark, or collective trademark based on §1 or §44 of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §1051   or §11.6, to pay a reduced filing fee of $275 per class, if the applicant:

  • (1) Files an application, using the USPTO’s TEAS RF application, 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. §2.23(a) ( see TMEP §820.01) and the requirements that must be met during the pendency of the application are set forth in 37 C.F.R. §2.23(b) ( see TMEP §§820.02820.02(b)). If an applicant files a TEAS RF application but does not meet these requirements, the applicant will be required to pay an additional TEAS RF processing fee of $125 per class. 37 C.F.R. §2.6(a)(1)(v). See TMEP §820.04.