What methods of payment are accepted at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?


You may pay USPTO fees with a check, cashier's check, money order, credit card, by electronic funds transfer (EFT), or an authorization to charge a deposit account if a deposit account has been established with the USPTO. EFT payments can only be processed from U.S. bank accounts. (See 37 CFR 1.23 and 1.25.)

Payments from foreign countries must be payable and immediately negotiable in the United States for the full amount of the fee required.


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