The Basic Fee Structure, only available to Trademark Holders, requires the user to pay by credit card. The Advanced Fee Structure, available to Trademark Holders and Trademark Agents, is only available for users with a Prepayment Account and offers discounted pricing based on volume. Trademark Registrations can be designated for one (1), three (3) or five (5) years and are (re) validated once per year.
Services included in the fee are:
- Registration of the trademark record
- Verification of the trademark record
- Sunrise services
- Trademark claims services
- Linking 10 domain names to the registration
In addition, the Clearinghouse wants to offer Trademark Holders and Trademark Agents enough time to submit their trademarks; therefore, the period before the first Sunrise of the first new gTLD will be designated as the Early Bird Registration Period.
Trademarks registered during this Early Bird period will not expire on the first anniversary of the registration date. They will, however, expire on the first anniversary of the calendar day prior to the date that the first gTLD starts their Sunrise period. This means that the trademark will be protected for approximately three to five months longer.