Trademark Engine is designed for small business owners who need to protect their intellectual property but can’t afford a full-service intellectual property attorney
What Does Trademark Engine Provide?
Trademark Engine is an online trademark filing service—Trademark Engine cannot provide legal advice. Instead, it assists with administrative processes relating to trademarking or copyrighting your business’ intellectual property.
The services Trademark Engine offers include:
Registration of your business name, slogan, or logo with the USPTO
Monitoring of trademark renewal dates
Responding to Office actions—where the USPTO has a question or issue about a trademark application
Filing statements of use and statements of use extensions
Copyright registration for original works
Preparing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices in the event someone steals your content
Trademark Engine is designed to be straightforward to use. To prepare your application, you create an account on the Trademark Engine website and complete a short questionnaire. Once you have completed the questionnaire and provided your payment details, Trademark Engine sends your application to the USPTO.
To prepare a trademark application with the platform, you need to provide information including
The legal name and address of the mark’s owner
The category of goods or services you use your mark for
Dates, including when you first used or shared the mark
Pricing Plans for Trademark Engine
Trademark Engine’s pricing plans are service-dependent and start from $99. The platform receives negative reviews on sites like Trustpilot and BBB, often relating to what reviewers call hidden charges. The charges these reviewers describe generally sound like filing fees or auto-renewal fees they were unaware of. For this reason, it’s essential to carefully check the pricing structure for the Trademark Engine service you wish to use before signing up.
Importantly, Trademark Engine packages do not include USPTO filing fees. These fees vary depending on the nature of the application. For example, the filing fee for a standard trademark application is currently $350 per class of goods/services. You must pay multiple filing fees if your trademark application involves multiple classes of goods/services.
Here is a list of Trademark Engine’s services and their pricing details:
Trademark Registration - Basic
$99 plus filing fees.
A USPTO database search
E-filing and electronic delivery of your application with the USPTO
Trademark Registration - Standard
$149 plus filing fees. Includes basic plan features plus:
Templates for cease and desist letters and the assignment or transfer of a trademark
10 days of free trademark monitoring
Trademark Registration - Deluxe
$199 plus filing fees. Includes stand plan features plus:
Private registration to prevent your details from being publicly available via the USPTO
Expedited filing of your trademark application within 24 business hours
Trademark registration renewal
Office action responses
Statement of use
Statement of use extension
For exact matches on the USPTO database only
Trademark searches - Federal and state
Trademark searches - Federal, state, and common law
Includes a domain name search
Trademark searches - Global
Includes federal, state, and common law search plus:
A domain name search
International searches like the European Community and World Intellectual Property Organization
Copyright registration - Basic
Preparation of your application
Certificate of registration from the US Copyright Office
Copyright registration - Deluxe
Includes everything in the basic package plus:
A cease and desist letter and transfer/assignment of copyright templates
Processing within 24 hours
Statement of use
$129 plus filing fees
Trademark Engine Background
Started in 2016 by a lawyer and technologists, Trademark Engine has since filed over 120,000 trademark applications for its users. It aims to provide an affordable trademark filing service for small businesses and entrepreneurs who don’t have the budget to engage an intellectual property attorney.
The platform made it onto the Inc. 500 list in 2021 and has a 4.5-star rating on Trustpilot.
What Customers Say About Trademark Engine
“We like the smooth and user-friendly dashboard that makes it easy to follow your trademark application throughout the process. Add to that the Trademark Engine support staff, that takes care of your questions and inquiries in a fast and smooth manner. No long waits at the phone. MAE guided us through some states at the initial process and made us feel very confident. The service comes with a fair price tag.”
- Salta Americas
“I was about to pull the plug on my application because I didn't understand some things and was afraid I was making mistakes. Kath took the time to explain things to me so I can understand them and make informed decisions regarding my application. She really went above and beyond and delivered exceptional care, making me feel valued as a customer. She is a true professional!”
- Matthew Chasse
“Clear and effective communication. Super user friendly website. Really love working with Kath - she has made the experience with the company a most positive one for me. Definitely giving 5 stars because of her.”
Trademark Engine Customer Service
If you encounter any difficulties while submitting your online application, Trademark Engine offers live chat and phone support. Customer service representatives are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Central Standard Time.
Any refund requests must go through Trademark Engine’s phone customer service representatives. The platform notes that while it can refund its service fees, it cannot refund filing fees paid to the USPTO.
Trademark Engine is an affordable online trademark registration service that can assist you in protecting your business’s trademarks and copyrights. With an accessible user interface, Trademark Engine’s application process takes less than 10 minutes to complete via its website. However, paying close attention to the pricing structure of Trademark Engine’s services is essential to avoid unexpected charges such as USPTO filing fees or autorenewals.