Supporting our start-up and small business clients across North America

We’re committed to supporting our start-up and small business clients across North America. At a time when social distancing plays a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, our virtual lawyers and trademark agents are ready to help by phone and email. So you can stay safe, we make it easy to get the services you need online.

We’re working hard to understand how to best serve small business owners during these unpredictable times. As long as COVID-19 affects our communities, we’ll maintain reduced pricing – up to 15% off our regular rates. We also invite you to share your specific budget concerns with us and we will extend compassionate additional discounts on a case by case basis.

Additionally, we will continue to offer our innovative ‘light lawyer’ option, Trademark DIY - the best value for top-tier trademarking expertise anywhere! In one easy phone call, one of our licensed lawyer/trademark agents will walk you through how to draft and file your application. Then, you simply monitor your application online to its successful registration. We make it happen for way less than our full-service option and a fraction of what the big hourly-fee firms charge.

Whether you need full-service support, or help only with the hard part of a trademark application, we’ve got your back! We’re all in this together and let’s do our best to get back to ‘business as usual’.

Our Unique Package Options

Whatever service you choose, a highly-experienced trademark lawyer and registered trademark agent will act as your representative throughout the process and answer any questions along the way.

Basic

Name only
(Including search)
$1098
plus tax, government filing fees charged separately
  • Comprehensive trademark clearance report
  • Lawyer-drafted legal opinion letter summarizing report
  • Phone meeting to discuss likelihood of success and suggest strategies for success
  • Expertly drafted and filed application
  • Monitoring of the application from filing to registration
  • Acting as ‘agent of record’ and receiving all correspondence on your behalf
  • Responding to all Examiner’s Reports (office actions), with the exception of three complex refusals:
    • descriptiveness
    • confusion with a prior-existing pending or registered trademark
    • obscenity (rare)
Free US
Search

Value

Name & logo
(Including search)
$1597
plus tax, government filing fees charged separately
  • Comprehensive trademark clearance report (name only)
  • Lawyer-drafted legal opinion letter summarizing report
  • Phone meeting to discuss likelihood of success and suggest strategies for success
  • Expertly drafted and filed applications
  • Monitoring of both applications from filing to registration
  • Acting as ‘agent of record’ and receiving all correspondence on your behalf
  • Responding to all Examiner’s Reports (office actions), with the exception of three complex refusals:
    • descriptiveness
    • confusion with a prior-existing pending or registered trademark
    • obscenity (rare)

Optimal

Name & logo, Canada & USA
(Including search)
$3194
plus tax, government filing fees charged separately
  • Comprehensive trademark clearance reports (both Canada and US)
  • Lawyer-drafted legal opinion letters summarizing reports
  • Phone meeting to discuss likelihood of success and suggest strategies for success
  • Expertly drafted and filed applications
  • Monitoring of all four applications from filing to registration
  • Acting as ‘agent of record’ and receiving all correspondence on your behalf
  • Responding to all Examiner’s Reports (office actions), with the exception of three complex refusals:
    • descriptiveness
    • confusion with a prior-existing pending or registered trademark
    • obscenity (rare)

How Trademarks Work

A brand identity consists of three components that can be registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO): Brand Name, Logo and Tagline.

Each component requires a separate application. Applications can include a search, which ensures your brand elements are unique within your market and business sector.

At The Trademark Group, when more than one application is filed at the same time (for example: Brand Name + Logo) you are eligible for a discounted rate.

No hidden fees, no surprises.

We give you a complete, transparent picture of all fees involved. Here are a few down-to-the-penny examples of our fees, for full transparency.

Name
with Search

Canada

Canada

Legal fees $1098
Name search $399
Application $699
ON HST $142.74
On legal fees
CIPO filing fee $330
Total $1570.74

Name & Logo
with Search

Canada

Canada

Legal fees $1597
Name search $399
Application $699
Logo application (discounted) $499
ON HST $207.61
On legal fees
CIPO filing fee $660
$330 each (2)
Total $2464.61

Name, Logo & Tagline
with Search

Canada

Canada

Legal fees $2495
Name search $399
Application $699
Logo application (discounted) $499
Tagline search $399
Tagline application (discounted) $499
ON HST $324.35
On legal fees
CIPO filing fee $990
$330 each (3)
Total $3809.35

Add a Trademark
Application to Package

Canada

Canada

Legal fees $499
(Optional) Search $399
Application $499
ON HST $64.87
On legal fees
CIPO filing fee $330
Total $893.87

Name
with Search

USA

USA

Legal fees $1098
Name search $399
Application $699
ON HST $142.74
On legal fees
USPTO filing fee USD$275
Total* $1640.74

Name & Logo
with Search

USA

USA

Legal fees $1597
Name search $399
Application $699
Logo application (discounted) $499
ON HST $207.61
On legal fees
USPTO filing fee USD$550
$275 each (2)
Total* $2604.61

Name, Logo & Tagline
with Search

USA

USA

Legal fees $2495
Name search $399
Application $699
Logo application (discounted) $499
Tagline search $399
Tagline application (discounted) $499
ON HST $324.35
On legal fees
USPTO filing fee USD$825
$275 each (3)
Total* $4019.35

Add a Trademark
Application to Package

USA

USA

Legal fees $499
(Optional) Search $399
Application $499
ON HST $64.87
On legal fees
USPTO filing fee USD$275
Total* $963.87

If a risk is identified in your search report and you choose to stop the process, you will only be charged for the search report @ $399.

*Above pricing may vary: Filing fees in both Canada and the US are not charged per application but per class of goods and/or services (e.g., running shoes and computer software development represent two different classes). In Canada, each additional class requires an extra $100 fee. In the US, each additional class requires an extra $275 fee. After we receive your intake information, we will identify how many classes (and how many filing fees) would be involved with your application. For US applications, USPTO fees are paid in US dollars (USD) and currency exchange rates fluctuate day-to-day.

What are your fees like compared to other options?

There are two types of service providers:

Non-lawyer ‘el-cheapo’ or ‘bargain’ online services

These services tend to advertise low prices, but by the end of the process, you’ll have paid a lot more. Some of them even set you up to fail by having you fill out the majority of your application by yourself. If you end up with a refusal by an examiner, they then charge more to fix an already flawed application.

Full-service law firm

This is the best option, in our experience, and what we are. Typically, these firms charge hourly with single applications running up to $4,000 or more. We offer the same (or better) expertise as any qualified registered agent/lawyer out there, but at a quoted flat fee, usually 30-70% lower than comparable firms.

Book a free 30-minute consultation

If your matter is urgent, you can request a same-day appointment by calling 1-855-286-7467

If The Trademark Group fees seem too high, we offer a budget option perfect for start-ups and small businesses.