Q: How much does it cost to establish a trademark? Does it vary state to state? I live in California.
I want to trademark my brand name which I wish to sell products under.
A: Yes, every country has different pricing. If you want to have trademark in USA, then the price will be different than if you want to have trademark both in USA and European Union. For exact list of charges you can check the local industrial property office (USPTO in USA and EUIPO in EU, for instance). If you want attorney to file the trademark application for you, the price will increase.
A: Federal registration of a trademark for a single type of goods (apparel, books, toys, etc) should cost you about $800 with a qualified attorney's help including the govt filing fee. Most of us offer a free initial consultation to discuss usage and registration of a mark.
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