Starting February 19, 2017, the publication fees for the recordal of assignment, license, mortgage, limitation of goods, amendment of mark, merger, change of name, and change of address will increase two to three times the current level. Online filing is expected to follow suit anytime soon.

By way of background, an online platform for the registration of trademarks was introduced on September 25, 2013, and the platform for renewal was introduced on March 24, 2016, both coupled with a significant increase in publication fees.

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