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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
SWIFT Code CITIUS33
Beneficiary Account Federal Reserve Bank of New York/ITS
(Can abbreviate: FRBNY/ITS)
(Beneficiary) Account Number 36838868
(Beneficiary) Bank Name Citibank N.A. (New York)
(Beneficiary) Bank Address 388 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
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

Notes:
1. Payment Details (Line 70) must include the USPTO's ALC of 13100001 or the payment will be returned.
2.Details of Charges (Line 71a) must be coded as "Charge Our" to have any banking fees charged to the sender and not deducted from the payment. 

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Last Modified: 8/16/2013 10:42:24 AM