Where can I find the current USPTO fee schedule?
Are USPTO fees subject to change?
Who can I contact if I have questions about applying for a patent or trademark?
What address should I use to mail applications, payments, or other correspondence that will be delivered by the United States Postal Service or by other delivery services?
What is the USPTO’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?
What is the USPTO’s Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number?

What is meant by "small entity status"?
What is the filing fee to apply for a patent?
Are my filing fees refundable if my patent application is not approved?
How do I make a maintenance fee payment for my patent and how do I find the payment amount due?
Do you have to pay maintenance fees on design patents?
What is the filing fee for a trademark?

Can I make a payment electronically on the USPTO Web site?
Are there any benefits if I make a payment electronically on the USPTO Web site?
What methods of payment are accepted at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?
Which credit cards are accepted by the USPTO?

What is the maximum daily limit for credit card and debit card payments?
Who should I make a check, cashier check, or money order payable to?

How do I make an EFT payment via the USPTO Web site?
How do I send a wire payment to the USPTO?
How do I use a credit card to make a payment?
Will the patent/application/registration/order number appear on my bank account statement or credit card statement?
How can I view payment history information or search for payment transactions processed by the USPTO?

How can I file a request for a refund if I made a payment by mistake or paid too much?
Must I file a request for a refund within a certain period of time?
How long will it take to receive my refund?
How will my refund payment be issued?


What is a Deposit Account?
How do I establish a Deposit Account?
How can I obtain more information about establishing a USPTO Deposit Account?
What are the fees associated with establishing and maintaining a Deposit Account?
How do I replenish my Deposit Account to ensure that the required minimum balance is maintained?
How do I close my Deposit Account?
What if I have questions about my Deposit Account?


What information is required on an invoice?
When will I receive payment for an invoice?
How will I receive payment for an invoice?
How do I obtain an ACH form?
What is the mailing address for sending an invoice or ACH form?
Whom should I contact regarding any invoice-related questions?


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