Calculating the Cost of an International Trademark Application Using the Madrid System

Government fees for international trademark applications fluctuate daily with the conversion rate between the U.S. dollar and the Swiss Franc. The total cost of your application will also vary by the country or countries you select to file in.

Generally, the cost of an international trademark application breaks down as follows:

Legally.co Service Fee - $299

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Fee -  $100

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Basic Fee - $653 (varies with conversion rate)

Country Fee - varies with the country or territory (like European Union) that you select. 

To get a sense of how much an international trademark application will cost, follow the instructions below.

 

1. Visit the WIPO Fee Calculator

The fee calculator can be found at http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp

  • Under "Office of origin" select "United States of America"
  • Under "Number of classes" select one, unless you plan on covering multiple classes of goods and services.
  • Under "Type" select "New Application"
  • Finally, select the countries you would like to file in and click "calculate."

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2. Add WIPO Fees, USPTO Fees, and Legally.co Fees

Following the instructions in step 1 above will provide the WIPO fees in Swiss Francs. In the example above, we asked for the cost of WIPO to file a single class U.S. application into the United Kingdom. The results returned 880 CHF (Swiss Francs).

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You can quickly convert 880 CHF to U.S. Dollars by visiting https://www.xe.com/currency/chf-swiss-franc

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On the date this example was written, 880 CHF converted to $889.40 USD. To calculate the total cost of hiring Legally.co to file an application for you use this formula:

Legally.co Service Fee + U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Fee + Total WIPO Fee 

 

Using the example WIPO fee of $889.40, this looks like:

 

Legally.co Service Fee - $299 +

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Fee -  $100 +

Total WIPO Fee - $889.40 = $1,288.40

Because of the constantly fluctuating cost of goverment fees our engagement agreement for an international trademark application only charges the Legally.co fee. You will be invoiced all USPTO and WIPO fees separately before your application is filed. 

 

 

 

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