Access current fee amounts, all USPTO systems to file and pay online, and links to additional fee and payment information.
Pay online (preferred method)
From the table below, select the USPTO system in which you want to make an online payment. 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.
File new application or access existing application
(Guest users cannot submit additional documents/fees to an existing application)
|Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)|
File new application, submit forms to maintain or renew trademark registration, and much more
|Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront|
View maintenance fees to maintain utility or reissue utility patents
|Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)|
Record assignment (ownership) and changes in assignment
|Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS)|
File Patent Trial and Appeal Board documents
|Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)|
File Trademark Trial and Appeal Board documents
Order certified copies of patents and download uncertified copies
Order certified copies of trademarks 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
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)||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.
- For a listing of current mailing addresses, refer to the Mailing and hand carry addresses page.