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Deposit Account Branch

The Deposit Account Branch is responsible for the administration and maintenance of customer pre-paid deposit accounts at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Customers may contact our Customer Service Help Desk with inquiries related to establishing, replenishing, and closing deposit accounts; monthly account statements; mailing address and contact information changes; and making changes to the list of authorized users.

The links below will direct you to additional information on deposit accounts:



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Maintenance Fee Branch

The Maintenance Fee Branch processes patent maintenance fee payments and fee address requests, updates the entity status for issued patents, and responds to inquiries regarding post-issuance status. The branch also provides information for the publication of the Official Gazette, which provides the status of issued patents.

Get additional information about maintaining your patent.

Contact our Customer Service Help Desk if you have questions or require additional information about patent maintenance fee payments.  


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Refund Branch

The Refund Branch functions as the receiving office for most refund requests. The branch is responsible for coordinating, processing, and providing status of refund requests, and for answering customer inquiries about refunds.

Please send refund requests by fax to 571-273-6500 or by mail to the following address:

Mail Stop 16
Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450

To check the status of your refund request, please contact our Customer Service Help Desk


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Customer Service Help Desk

Our Customer Service Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST to answer your questions on deposit accounts, maintenance fees, and refunds.

Customer Service Help Desk
Phone: 571-272-6500
Fax: 571-273-6500


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Last Modified: 12/4/2012 11:51:24 AM