Houston Patent & Trademark Attorneys
The following fees are approximations based on typical client needs.
Utility Patent Application
The price of a utility patent application varies depending on complexity of the invention. These are average fees for completed inventions.
$3,500-10,000, plus government fees.
Design Patent Application
This fee includes drawings and filing fee. Design patents are granted for new, original and ornamental designs for an article of manufacture. These patents protect only the look and appearance of the article and they last 14 years from the date of issuance.
Protect your artistic expressions through copyrights.
$350 per hour preparation, plus government fees.
Trademark Search (USPTO Database)
$500, Have an attorney registered with the Patent & Trademark Office conduct your search of USPTO databases and render a brief opinion about the registrability of your proposed trademark.
Trademark Search & Opinion (Comprehensive U.S. Availability Search)
$1500, a comprehensive search of trademark databases, common law sources, matching ownership records, worldwide filing indicators, and a legal opinion about availability from a PTO registered attorney.
Trademark Search (Advanced)
If you are looking for a custom trademark search and legal analysis for purposes of brand expansion, brand availability, common law, company names, or foreign trademarks, please call to discuss with a trademark attorney. We will listen to determine your specific needs and quote a price that accounts for your specific legal needs.
Madrid Protocol Filing
Please contact our office to receive a fee quote for Madrid Protocol filings specific to your case.
Patent Search & Patentability Opinion
Classification-based search of U.S. and International patent databases and patentability opinion letter from a registered patent attorney. These searches are not outsourced, but are done internally by attorneys familiar with your invention.
Patent Invalidity Search & Assessment
Send us a patent of interest and we will conduct a prior art patent search, and deliver an opinion focused on validity. To request a quote for this service and provide us with a patent in question, click here. An attorney will respond within one business day after submission of the form.
U.S. Trademark Application
Have a PTO registered attorney prepare and file your application.
Actual Use Trademark Application
$600, plus government fees.
Intent-to-Use Trademark Application (Rights Reservation)
$600, plus government fees, and
$350, statement of use, including government fees.
TX Trademark Application
$350, plus government filing fees.
Hourly rates are charged for litigation and responding to office actions to patents and trademark applications. Rates vary based on the legal services performed and experience of the persons performing legal work.
Attorney time: $275-$525 per hour.
Paralegal/law clerk: $150 per hour.
Fees are approximations for preparation of applications. Rates may vary depending on invention complexity. Hourly rates are charged for responding to office actions to patents and trademark applications. We are not permitted by law to guaranty the results on a particular legal matter or that you will receive a patent or trademark. Information on this website is informational only and is not intended to be legal advice or intended to create an attorney-client relationship.