Financial Manager information

About Financial Manager

When paying online thru various USPTO storefronts, you may pay as a guest but can only use a credit/debit card. See the Accepted payment methods page about available options for paying fees.

Financial Manager is the USPTO's online fee payment management tool that provides added benefits and allows you to:

Check out the Video Introduction to Financial Manager to learn more.

I'm new to Financial Manager. How should I get started?

STEP ONE: Create your account

In Financial Manager, select the "Create an Account" button and follow the instructions to create a account. You will need to enter your first name, last name, and email address to get started. The accounts are designed for individuals, not groups or organizations. After you've created your account, sign in to Financial Manager using your account credentials.

NOTE: If you need access to an existing deposit account or EFT account, do not proceed any further. Contact your Administrator for access to the account.

STEP TWO: Store payment methods

On the My Payment Methods page, select the "Add a Payment Method" button and follow the instructions to add a new deposit account or EFT account or store your credit/debit card.

STEP THREE: Add users and assign user permissions (Administrators only)

On your stored payment method's Summary page, navigate to the Users tab and select the "Add Users to this Payment Method" button. You'll then be able to search for an individual using the email address they used to create their account. Once you've located the user, you can assign user permissions in a manner that best suits your organization's needs. Available permissions include:

  • Administrator: Manage stored payment method administrative settings and permissions
  • Funds Manager (deposit accounts and EFTs only): Add, withdraw, and transfer funds
  • Fee Payer: Submit fee payments using a stored payment method
  • Reporter: View and download reports and monthly statements

Each individual user must have their own account to be added to a stored payment method. Please review the Introduction to Financial Manager User Permissions to determine which user permissions you'd like to assign users within your organization.

Need help?

Reference the Financial Manager Quick Start Guide for a more detailed walk through of this process. You can also download the Financial Manager User Guide and other topic specific resources on the Financial Manager and online payment resources.

If you need assistance, send an email to or call the USPTO Contact Center at 1-800-786-9199 (select option 3, then option 4).