Deposit Account Rules and Information

Existing account holders:  Visit the Office of Finance On-line Shopping Page for an easy and secure way to replenish your account, change authorized users, and view your current balance and monthly statements. See the Deposit Account Replenishment Options page for more ways to replenish your deposit account.

New account holders:  Open a deposit account by completing the Deposit Account Application Form and mailing it, along with your initial deposit and the fee required to establish your account.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers an Unrestricted type of deposit account, which allows account holders to charge any fee or service offered by the USPTO directly to their accounts. This eliminates the need to send payment by check, credit card, or other payment type each time a fee is required. Account holders must maintain a minimum balance of $1,000 on the last business day of each month, or else the account will be assessed a $25 service charge for that month.

  • Note: For existing Restricted type of deposit accounts, account holders must maintain a minimum balance of $300 on the last business day of each month, or else the account will be assessed a $25 service charge for that month. This account is no longer available to new account holders.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the account holder to ensure that there are sufficient funds in the account to cover all fees and services requested. The account holder must also keep the USPTO informed of all individuals or organizations that are authorized to make charges against the deposit account. For your security, only requests signed by persons on the authorized user list will be processed.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require additional information about deposit accounts and replenishment options, please contact the Deposit Account Branch at (571) 272-6500.