How do I pay fees for a National Stage submission under 35 U.S.C. 371 when online payment in EFS-Web is unavailable?


A deposit account authorization may be included with the EFS-Web submission (e.g., Transmittal Letter (PTO-1390)). Payment of the basic national fee by credit card may be made by Credit Card Payment Form (PTO-2038) sent via Express Mail. Fax transmission of the basic national fee for 371 entry is not accepted. Payment of any other fees by credit card may be made by Credit Card Payment Form (PTO-2038) faxed to PCT Operations Facsimile (571) 273-3201 or sent via Express Mail. Applicants must include the application number from the Acknowledgement Receipt provided by EFS-Web to ensure proper application of the fees. Failure to timely pay the basic national fee prior to the expiration of 30 months from the priority date will result in abandonment of the international application.


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