Q: How much does an application for a patent and trademark for an industrial process cost.
This question is based on a fake model part of an educational module. Due to the limited resources available to obtain such information, I am looking for rough estimates of the costs I should expect. Since the model is not realistic many factors are excluded.
A patent costs around $20,000. It could be as little as $10,000, or as much as $40,000 or more.
A trademark will cost about around $800 to $1500 to get.
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A: I think Mr. Mlynek's estimates are a bit on the high side. Like many things in life, you get what you pay for, but there are lawyers (or patent agents, people who are not lawyers but can help you file a patent) that charge less. I usually tell prospective clients to budget about $15,000 for a patent, and $500 for a trademark. The complexity (and scope of protection you want) will affect the expense: more complexity or broader protection = more cost.
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