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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD42 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Trademark Fee Adjustment 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) takes this action to set and adjust Trademark fee amounts to provide the Office with a sufficient amount of aggregate revenue to recover its aggregate cost of operations while helping the Office maintain a sustainable funding model, ensure integrity of the Trademark register, and promote efficiency of processes.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 2.6    37 CFR 2.172    37 CFR 7.6   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2    15 U.S.C. 1113    15 U.S.C. 1123    Pub. L. 112-29   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/19/2020  85 FR 37040   
Final Action  07/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/03/2020 
Final Action Effective  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Cain
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Editor
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1451,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-8946
Fax:751 273-8946