Today marks 15 years since I started my firm and began representing small businesses in filing trademark applications with the USPTO, and providing trademark counsel. From the start — fifteen years ago! – every single application I have filed (several thousand) has been for a flat, all-inclusive fee.
Fifteen years ago, the applications were submitted on paper. And I would hand-deliver them to the USPTO. See the “Received” stamp below on the cover page from my first application filing from the USPTO records.
A lot has changed in those 15 years, but a lot has also stayed the same.
And today, trademarks are more valuable than ever and provide a great investment for their cost.