What are the fees associated with establishing and maintaining a Deposit 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. Account holders must maintain a minimum balance of $1,000 on the last business day of each month. If the account balance is below that amount, the account will be assessed a $25 service charge for that month. The minimum amount required to establish this account is $1,010, of which $10 is the fee charged for establishing the account

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. If the account balance is below that amount, the account will be assessed a $25 service charge for that month. This account, which allows only payments for copies of U.S. patents and trademarks, is no longer available to new account holders.


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