Access current fee amounts, all USPTO systems to file and pay online, and links to additional fee and payment information.
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 and debit card, deposit account, 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.
Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for unregistered users
Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for registered users
Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront
Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E)
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
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.
Type of payment
Patents Application Assistance Unit
Most patent fees (except maintenance fees)
Maintenance Fee Branch
Patent maintenance fees
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.
- For a listing of current mailing addresses, refer to the Mailing and hand carry addresses page.
For alternative methods to file and pay if USPTO systems are not available, refer to the Filing Patent documents during an outage, Filing PTAB documents during an outage, Filing Trademark documents during an outage, or Filing TTAB documents during an outage pages.