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(145)                          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

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