There are two fees involved to trademark a business name. The first one is for filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), starting at $225. The second fee is paid to a company or attorney who helps you prepare and submit your trademark registration application, ranging from $199 to $2000.
Patenting a simple and straightforward invention could cost an applicant $5,000 to $7,000, with more complex designs costing more than $15,000. The average cost to patent a regular invention is $8,500. The simpler your invention, the less you will have to pay. A majority of the cost of patenting an invention goes to the attorney preparing your application.
Basics A limited liability company (LLC) is an entity formed under a state LLC statute that combines the organizational and operational features of a partnership with the liability limitation feature of a corporation. All states permit the creation of LLCs with one member as well as LLCs with multiple members. An LLC may be formed […]
So you’ve decided to incorporate, time to pick the right state. Where exactly a new business decides to incorporate can impact the business in a variety of ways. The taxation, cost and corporate laws vary from state to state, making some states advantageous for certain small business owners. The Basics Incorporating your business in […]