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If you have decided to register a trademark, then it is a good idea to learn about the free structure of trademark registration. The fee structure of trademark registration is exhaustive, and one must understand the same before applying for it.

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This article gives you insights into trademark registration fee brackets and structures.

Trademark registration fee structure

Before going in-depth into the fee structure for trademarks, one should understand that different kinds of fees are charged by the government of India for trademark registration. For example.

  • Trademark registration fee for new applications
  • Trademark renewal fees
  • Trademark transfer fees, and so on.

Trademark registration fee for new application

Here is the fee structure for new trademark registration.

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
For new trademark registration if a company is an individual/startup or a small enterprise ₹5000 ₹4500
For new trademark registration (all other types of enterprises) ₹10,000 ₹9,000

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees as it is subject to change.

Trademark registration fees for renewal

Trademark renewal fees will be charged as per the below:

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
If you are applying for renewal of registration of a trademark under each class ₹10,000 ₹9,000
For an application for renewal with surcharge of registration of a Trademarks under section 25 (3) for each class ₹5,000 plus renewal fee ₹4,500 plus renewal fee
If you are applying for renewal with a surcharge/ restoration and renewal of a Trademarks under sections 25 (3), 25 (4) for each class ₹10,000 plus renewal fee ₹9,000 plus renewal fee.

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees as it is subject to change.

Trademark registration fee for rectification/notice of opposition

In case you have to make rectification or file a notice of opposition, the government of India will charge you fees as per the below table.

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
For filing a notice of opposition ₹3,000 ₹2,700
For filing an application for rectification of the register ₹3,000 ₹2,700
On an application under section 25 of the Geographical Indication of Goods (Regulations and Protection) Act, 1999 to invalidate a trademark or counter statement related thereto. ₹3,000 ₹2,700

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees as it is subject to change.

Trademark registration fee for transfer or change in address

In case you need to transfer the trademark to the subsequent proprietor or need to make any changes in the address, you will need to pay the fees according to the table below:

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
To register a subsequent proprietor in case of assignment or transfer for each trademark ₹10,000 ₹9,000
Applying for a certificate of the Registrar, or approval of the Registrar, or Direction of the Registrar for the advertisement of Assignment without goodwill, or adding or altering a registered trademark for each trademark, or Conversion of specification for each trademark ₹3,000 ₹2,700
Applying for: Extension of time for applying for direction for advertisement of assignment without goodwill, or extension of time for registering a company as subsequent proprietor of trademarks, or Consent of Registrar to the assignment or transmission of a certification trademark or Change a name and/or description of a registered proprietor or a registered user of a trademark for each trademark. ₹2,000 ₹1,800
If you are applying for:

  • Dissolution of association between trademarks
  • Change in address or address for service in India of Registered Proprietors for each trademark,
  • Request for cancellation of an entry in the register or part thereof under section 58 for each trademark.
₹1,000 ₹900

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees as it is subject to change.

Fees for searching and issuing a certificate

In case you want the department to search and issue a certificate, you will need to pay fees as mentioned below:

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
If you are requesting to search and issue a certificate ₹10,000 ₹9,000
Request for an expedited search and issuance of a certificate under ₹30,000

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees as it is subject to change.

Fees for other purposes

If you are applying for a duplicate trademark registration certificate or want the Registrar to review the decision or any other reason mentioned below, the fee will be charged accordingly.

Particulars Fees for physical filing Fees for e-filing
Applying for:

  • Extension of time, or certified copy, or duplicate registration certificate
  • Inspection of the document, particulars of advertisement to the registrar,
  • Seeking grounds of decision of Registrar,
  • Enter in the register and advertise a note of certificate of validity under rule 127, Amendment in the trademark application, or
  • Particulars of advertisement of a trademark to Registrar under rule 41.
₹1,000 ₹900
Applying for:

  • Review of Registrar’s decision,
  • Petition (not otherwise charged) for obtaining Registrar’s order for any interlocutory matter in a contesting proceeding,
  • Any other matters not covered in other TM forms.
₹3000 ₹2700
Request to include trademark in the list of well-known trademarks ₹1,00,000

Note: It is best to check the website of trademark registration for the latest information on fees, as it is subject to change.

How to pay fees online?

  • Firstly, you will need to sign in on the website of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
  • Fill in the form that applies to your requirement. For example, fill in the trademark renewal form if you plan to renew.
  • Once you fill in the required form, sign it using the digital signature certificate and submit it successfully, you will need to click on the Payment Menu
  • Click on Make Payment. Select the form and Click on Make Payment
  • Make payment online with your preferred option such as netbanking
  • An acknowledgement slip will be shown.
  • For getting a receipt, click on Payment Menu > Payment History. You will be able to see the receipt along with its QR code.

Concluding remarks: Things to remember

  • The Trademark Registrar’s office encourages e-filing of trademark registration applications. As a result, fees applicable for e-filing are lesser than for physical filing.
  • The mentioned fee is for each Trademark registration, or each class opposed. In case you are applying for/opposing more than one trademark, fees will be applicable accordingly.
  • The fee structure mentioned above is charged by the Government of India. If you hire an agent to file the application on behalf of you, he/she will be charged separately for their services.

Also read: Trademark registration status: Types, steps to check status online