How to Become Registered to Practice Before the USPTO in Patent Matters
All individuals seeking registration must meet the requirements of 37 CFR §11.7, including the legal, scientific and technical qualifications, and good moral character and reputation. General instructions for demonstrating possession of the necessary qualifications can be found in the General Requirements Bulletin.
Former Office employees may be eligible for waiver of the registration examination. Additional information regarding waiver.
Fee for a Printed Copy of the General Requirements Bulletin
The General Requirements Bulletin (GRB) [PDF] may be freely downloaded or printed from the USPTO Web site. However, a printed copy of the GRB may be purchased from the Office for a fee.
The fee for each printed copy of the General Requirements Bulletin is $15.00. You may submit a request and the fee by check or credit card to the OED mailing address:
Mail Stop OED
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
P. O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
You may submit the $15.00 fee by credit card: PTO/2038 >> Credit Card Payment Form and Instructions.
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