Last week, the NAD announced that the fee to file a challenge will increase by $5,000 across the board and that the tiered filing-fee structure will be simplified.

Under the new schedule, the filing fee for CBBB National Partners is $10,000. The non-Partner filing fee is $15,000 for challengers with gross annual revenue of less than $1 billion and $25,000 for challengers with gross annual revenue of $1 billion or more.

The filing fee for appeals before the National Advertising Review Board will remain at $12,000.

These changes go into effect on January 1, 2014.