What is a Deposit Account?


For the convenience of attorneys, agents and the general public in paying fees for products and services, pre-paid deposit accounts may be established with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This eliminates the need to submit a check, credit card, or other payment type each time a fee is required. Further, in an instance of miscalculation of a fee due, the balance required may be charged to the account with authorization, thus preserving the filing date of the application.


USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (07JUN2004)