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|Top of Notices (99) December 27, 2011||US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE||Print This Notice 1373 CNOG 438|
|Fees, Deposit Accounts, Credit Cards, Refunds, etc.||Referenced Items (77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100)|
(99) Unpaid Fee Checks Beginning Dec. 1, 1987, the Office will change the procedure for handling fee checks of attorneys and agents that are returned to the Office unpaid. Presently, when a check submitted as payment for an application, a processing, an issue or any other fee is returned to the Office unpaid, the Office of Finance sends a letter to the attorney or agent who represents the applicant, or to the applicant if unrepresented by an attorney or agent, enclosing the check and calling attention to the fact that the check was returned unpaid. Beginning Dec. 1, 1987, the Office of Finance will send a copy of its letter to the applicant if the letter is addressed to an attorney or agent. The prohibition of 37 CFR 1.33 and 2.18 against double correspondence is waived in view of the submission of a check that is returned unpaid to the Office. A registered patent attorney or agent who repeatedly submits checks that are returned unpaid through no fault of the bank may expect to have the matter referred to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline. Oct. 5, 1987 DONALD W. PETERSON Deputy Commissioner [1083 OG 44]