IP Accelerator FAQ

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Is Amazon IP Accelerator available globally?
The program is available to brands worldwide. Law firms currently in IP Accelerator are based in the United States, Mexico, Europe, India, and Japan, and focus on filing trademark applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Office – United Kingdom, Japan Patent Office and Trademark Registry (India). They can serve clients in several languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Italian and Portuguese. We look forward to expanding IP Accelerator to law firms and trademark offices in other countries.
Do I have to pay Amazon to use Amazon IP Accelerator?
No. IP Accelerator is a free program. Amazon does not charge a fee to connect you with law firms. When you select a firm, you work with and pay the law firm directly.
What Brand Registry benefits will I be able to access?
If you file a trademark application through an IP Accelerator law firm, you will be able to enroll in Brand Registry and have access to the following benefits:
  • Proactive brand protections: Amazon will use information that you provide about your brand to implement protections that attempt to proactively identify and remove potentially bad listings that could harm your brand and our customers.
  • Powerful search and report tools: You will have access to the Report a Violation tool that provides text and image based searching capabilities and simplifies the process of reporting potential infringement (e.g., common law trademark infringement) with multiple features designed specifically for brands.
  • Other brand-building benefits: You will be able to further build and grow your business on Amazon by taking advantage of powerful tools designed for brands such as Enhanced Brand Content product detail pages, Brand Stores, Sponsored Brands, and the Brand Dashboard.
What are the pre-negotiated rates from the law firms participating in IP Accelerator?
Amazon has pre-negotiated rates for the below services covering a single brand for a single class of goods or services. Additional fees will apply for other services including searching for multiple brands and filing for additional types of intellectual property (e.g., design patents).
Maximum service fees
A high-level brand search of Trademark Office records for relevant pending applications or registrations.
$500
A comprehensive brand review including Trademark Office records and unregistered uses.
$1,800
Filing a US trademark application.
$600 (plus government fees)
Can I use IP Accelerator for services that are not trademark-related?
Yes. Amazon has pre-negotiated rates for filing trademark applications, but you may also engage law firms participating in IP Accelerator for other IP-related services such as filing design patent applications, copyright applications or developing holistic brand protection strategies. The services and fees for these services are to be determined between you and the law firm.
What happens if my trademark application filed through IP Accelerator is denied?
We regularly monitor the status of trademark applications filed through IP Accelerator. If your application is denied, then you will no longer have access to the brand protection features for that trademark application.
What do I need to do to receive brand protections once my law firm files my trademark application?
Once Amazon becomes aware that you have filed a trademark application through an IP Accelerator law firm, then we will email you an invitation to enroll in Brand Registry. Once you complete that enrollment, we will automatically enroll you in our automated brand protections, provide you with access to the Report a Violation tool, and you will receive access to other brand-building features.
What do I do if my law firm submitted a trademark application, but I haven’t been invited to enroll?
If your law firm has confirmed they provided your trademark application serial number to Amazon and you haven’t received an invitation to enroll, please contact us here.
Do I need to be a seller on Amazon or sell to Amazon Retail in order to use IP Accelerator?
No. The most direct way to use IP Accelerator is through the IP Accelerator page under the Service Provider Network found in Seller Central. To access Seller Central, you will need a Seller Central account which you can create here. However, if you don’t have an Amazon Seller Central account and would like to work with an IP Accelerator law firm, please contact us here.
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