Can I lose the fee I paid for trademark registration?

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Written by Igor Demcak

CEO & Legal Mind

In general, once the fee is paid for trademark registration, it is non-refundable. This means that if your trademark application is ultimately rejected, abandoned, withdrawn, or deemed ineligible for registration, you typically will not receive a refund for the fee already paid.

The reason for this policy is that the fee covers the administrative costs associated with processing the application, conducting searches, examining the mark, and making a determination on its registrability. These services are typically performed regardless of the outcome of the application.

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