Fees and payment

Access current fee amounts, all USPTO systems to file and pay online, and links to additional fee and payment information.

List of patent fees (current fee schedule)

List of trademark fees (current fee schedule)

Pay online (preferred method)

Select the USPTO system from the table below corresponding to the type of payment you wish to make. We accept credit cards, debit cards that do not require a PIN, deposit accounts, or EFT when paying online. Guest users can only pay with a credit or debit card, but signed in USPTO.gov account users can pay with any payment method stored in Financial Manager.

Patents
Trademarks

Patent Center
File new application or access existing application;
(Patent Center will eventually replace EFS-Web)

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
File new application, submit forms to maintain or renew trademark registration, and much more

Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for unregistered users
File new application; once filed, you cannot access the application afterwards to submit forms or fee payments

Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
Record assignment (ownership) and changes in assignment

Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for registered users
File new application or access existing application; you can submit forms or fee payments as needed, and much more 

Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
File Trademark Trial and Appeal Board documents

Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront
View maintenance fees to maintain utility or reissue utility patents

Trademark documents
Order certified copies of trademarks and download uncertified copies

Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E)
File Patent Trial and Appeal Board documents

 

Patent documents
Order certified copies of patents and download uncertified copies

 

If your deadline is today and the system is unavailable, refer to the alternative payment instructions in the Pay by fax or mail section below.
 

Pay by fax or mail

Patent fees

The fax number depends on the type of payment you wish to make. We accept credit and debit card, or deposit account when paying by fax. For credit and debit card payments, include the Credit Card Payment Form.

  • Frequently requested fax numbers appear in the table below. For a comprehensive listing of fax numbers, refer to the Contact us page.
Office
Type of payment
Fax number

Patents Application Assistance Unit

Most patent fees (except maintenance fees)

571-273-8300

Maintenance Fee Branch

Patent maintenance fees

571-273-6500

The mailing address depends on the type of payment you wish to make. We accept check or money order, credit and debit card, or deposit account when paying by mail. For credit and debit card payments, include the Credit Card Payment Form.

If our systems are unavailable, see Filing Patent documents during an outage or Filing PTAB documents during an outage for alternative methods to file and pay fees.

Trademark fees

Trademark fees must generally be paid using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and are not accepted by fax or regular mail except in certain circumstances, such as a system outage.

If our systems are unavailable, see Filing Trademark documents during an outage or Filing TTAB documents during an outage for alternative methods to file and pay fees.