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How do I send a wire payment to the USPTO?


You may send your wire payment through the Federal Reserve Fedwire System by providing the below wire transfer information to your bank.  Your bank may charge a fee, and your sending bank may use an intermediate bank to transfer the funds (and the intermediate bank may withhold their fee from the payment that is transmitted).  Please ensure the full amount of the fee required in U.S. dollars is transmitted. 

You must provide the purpose of the wire payment and information that helps identify the transaction (e.g., patent maintenance fee, patent#, application#) in the appropriate field or line to ensure timely processing of your payment.  Failure to provide the required information in the correct fields or lines may result in delays or rejection of your wire payment.

Note: At this time, trademark fees cannot be submitted via a wire payment.  (See the Trademark Fee Information page for acceptable methods of payment.)

 Instructions for sending a domestic wire payment to the USPTO:

Fedwire Field Tag Fedwire Field Name Required Information
{1510} Type/Subtype 1000
{2000} Amount (enter payment amount)
{3400} Receiver ABA Routing Number 021030004
{3400} Receiver ABA Short Name
(account is with the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York)
TREAS  NYC
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
{3600} Business Function Code CTR     (or CTP)
{4200} Beneficiary ID Code D
{4200} Beneficiary Identifier (account number) 13100001
{4200} Beneficiary Name USPTO
2051 Jamieson Avenue, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
{5000} Originator (enter your company name)
{6000} Originator to Beneficiary Information
(up to 4 lines of 35 characters each)
(enter the brief purpose of payment and information that helps identify the transaction (e.g., maintenance fee, patent#, application#), and a phone number)

Instructions for sending an international wire payment to the USPTO:

Field Name Required Information
(Beneficiary) Bank Number (Line 57a) //FW021030004
(Beneficiary) Bank Name TREAS NYC/FUNDS TRANSFER DIVISION
Beneficiary Account Number (Line 59) 13100001
Amount (enter payment amount)

Payment Details (Line 70)

(up to 4 lines of 35 characters each)

13100001 USPTO

(also enter the brief purpose of payment and information that helps identify the transaction (e.g., maintenance fee, patent#, application#), and a phone number)

Details of Charges (Line 71a) Charge Our

Important Notes:

  1. The above information should be transmitted from the remitter's bank to its U.S. Correspondent bank. The U.S. Correspondent bank will use the Fedwire system to complete the transfer.
  2. Bank Number (Line 57a) must be in the exact format above
  3. Beneficiary Account Number (Line 59) must be the USPTO's ALC of 13100001 or the payment will be returned.
  4. Details of Charges (Line 71a) must be coded as "Charge Our" to have any banking fees charged to the remitter and not deducted from the payment.
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Last Modified: 1/23/2015 9:11:17 AM