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Trademark Symbols – Where and When to Use Them?

If you have ever seen the trademark symbol (™), the registered trademark symbol (®), or the service mark symbol (℠), you might be wondering what they are used for, who is allowed to use them, and where they should appear. These symbols serve to identify the source of goods or services and bring additional benefits to the brand bearing it.

How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Business Name?

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.

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How Much Does A Patent Cost?

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.