United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 15 October 2002

               New Fee Code Structure Effective October 1, 2002

   The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has
restructured the fee codes used to process and record fee payments from
3-digits to 4-digits. This change ensures flexibility to accommodate
more fee codes as the USPTO offers an increasing number of products and
services to our customers.

   The new 4-digit fee codes are effective on October 1, 2002.

   The fee schedule is available on our Web site at
www.uspto.gov, and provides a crosswalk between the old
3-digit fee codes and the new 4-digit fee codes.

   The most up-to-date fee amounts and information are also
available on our Web site. Any future changes to the fees will be
posted to the Web site. If you have any questions related to patents
and trademarks, please contact the General Information Services
Division at (703) 308-4357 or (800) 786-9199, or by fax at (703)

   Questions or comments concerning this notice should be
forwarded to Matthew Lee by telephone at (703) 305-8051, by e-mail at
matthew.lee@uspto.gov, or by facsimile at (703) 305-8007.

September 18, 2002                                          MICHELLE PICARD
                                                Director, Office of Finance