37 CFR 1.21: Miscellaneous fees and charges

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.21    Miscellaneous fees and charges.

  • (a) Registration of attorneys and agents:
    • (l) For admission to examination for registration to practice:
      • (i)
        Application Fee (non-refundable):......$40.00.
      • (ii) Registration examination fee.
        • (A)
          For test administration by commercial entity:......$200.00.
        • (B)
          For test administration by the USPTO:......$450.00.
    • (2)
      On registration to practice or grant of limited recognition under § 11.9(b) or (c):......$100.00.
    • (3) [Reserved]
    • (4)
      For certificate of good standing as an attorney or agent:......$10.00.
      • (i)
        Suitable for framing......$20.00.
      • (ii) [Reserved]
    • (5) For review of decision:
      • (i)
        By the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under § 11.2(c)......$130.00.
      • (ii)
        Of the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under § 11.2(d)......$130.00.
    • (6) [Reserved]
    • (7) [Reserved]
    • (8) [Reserved]
    • (9)
      • (i)
        Delinquency fee:......$50.00.
      • (ii)
        Administrative reinstatement fee:......$100.00.
    • (10)
      On application by a person for recognition or registration after disbarment or suspension on ethical grounds, or resignation pending disciplinary proceedings in any other jurisdiction; on application by a person for recognition or registration who is asserting rehabilitation from prior conduct that resulted in an adverse decision in the Office regarding the person’s moral character; and on application by a person for recognition or registration after being convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude or breach of fiduciary duty; on petition for reinstatement by a person excluded or suspended on ethical grounds, or excluded on consent from practice before the Office:......$1,600.00.
  • (b) Deposit accounts:
    • (1)
      For establishing a deposit account......$10.00
    • (2)
      Service charge for each month when the balance at the end of the month is below $1,000......$25.00
    • (3)
      Service charge for each month when the balance at the end of the month is below $300 for restricted subscription deposit accounts used exclusively for subscription order of patent copies as issued......$25.00
  • (c) [Reserved]
  • (d) [Reserved]
  • (e)
    International type search reports: For preparing an international type search report of an international type search made at the time of the first action on the merits in a national patent application:......$40.00.
  • (f) [Reserved]
  • (g)
    Self-service copy charge, per page:......$0.25.
  • (h) For recording each assignment, agreement, or other paper relating to the property in a patent or application, per property:
    • (1)
      If submitted electronically, on or after January 1, 2014:......$0.00.
    • (2)
      If not submitted electronically:......$40.00.
  • (i) Publication in Official Gazette: For publication in the Official Gazette of a notice of the availability of an application or a patent for licensing or sale:
    Each application or patent:......$25.00.
  • (j)
    Labor charges for services, per hour or fraction thereof:......$40.00.
  • (k)
    For items and services that the Director finds may be supplied, for which fees are not specified by statute or by this part, such charges as may be determined by the Director with respect to each such item or service:......Actual cost.
  • (l) [Reserved]
  • (m)
    For processing each payment refused (including a check returned “unpaid”) or charged back by a financial institution......$50.00
  • (n)
    For handling an application in which proceedings are terminated pursuant to § 1.53(e):......$130.00.
  • (o) [Reserved]
[Added 47 FR 41274, Sept. 17, 1982, effective date Oct. 1, 1982; paras. (b) and (l), 49 FR 553, Jan. 4, 1984, effective date Apr. 1, 1984; paras. (a)(5) and (6) added, 50 FR 5171, Feb. 6, 1985, effective date Apr. 8, 1985; 50 FR 31825, Aug. 6, 1985, effective date Oct. 5, 1985; paras. (a), (b)(1), (d)-(j), (l)-(m), 54 FR 6893, Feb. 15, 1989; 54 FR 8053, Feb. 24, 1989; 54 FR 9432, March 7, 1989, effective Apr. 17, 1989; para. (n) added 54 FR 47518, Nov. 15, 1989, effective Jan. 16, 1990; paras. (o)-(q) added 54 FR 50942, Dec.11, 1989, effective Feb. 12, 1990; paras. (a)-(c), (e)-(h), (j)-(l) & (n) amended, 56 FR 65142, Dec. 13, 1991, effective Dec. 16, 1991; paras. (p) and (q) deleted, 56 FR 65142, Dec. 13, 1991, effective Dec. 16, 1991; paras. (a)(1), (a)(5), (a)(6), (b)(2), (b)(3), (e) and (i), 57 FR 38190, Aug. 21, 1992, effective Oct. 1, 1992; para. (p) added, 57 FR 38190, Aug. 21, 1992, effective Oct. 1, 1992; para. (p) deleted, 59 FR 43736, Aug.25, 1994, effective Oct. 1, 1994; para. (l) amended, 60 FR 20195, Apr. 25, 1995, effective June 8, 1995; para. (a)(1) amended, 60 FR 41018, Aug. 11, 1995, effective Oct. 1, 1995; paras. (a)(1), (a)(3) and (a)(6) revised, 61 FR 39585, July 30, 1996, effective Oct. 1, 1996; paras. (a)(1)(ii), (a)(6), and (j) amended, 62 FR 40450, July 29, 1997, effective Oct. 1, 1997; paras. (l) & (n) revised, 62 FR 53131, Oct. 10, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; para. (a)(6)(ii) revised, 63 FR 67578, Dec. 8, 1998, effective Dec. 8, 1998; para (m) revised, 65 FR 33452, May 24, 2000, effective July 24, 2000; para. (a)(6) revised, 65 FR 49193, Aug. 11, 2000, effective Oct. 1, 2000; para. (o) removed and reserved, 66 FR 39447, July 31, 2001, effective Oct. 1, 2001; para. (k) revised, 68 FR 14332, Mar. 25, 2003, effective May 1, 2003; para. (a) revised, 69 FR 35427, June 24, 2004, effective July 26, 2004; para. (l) removed and reserved, 70 FR 30360, May 26, 2005, effective July 1, 2005; para. (c) removed and reserved, 71 FR 64636, Nov. 3, 2006, effective Feb. 1, 2007; para. (a)(3) removed and reserved and paras. (a)(7), (a)(8) and (a)(9) added, 73 FR 67750, Nov. 17, 2008, effective Dec. 17, 2008; paras. (a), (e), (g)-(k) and (n) revised and para. (d) removed and reserved, 78 FR 4212, Jan. 18, 2013, effective Mar. 19, 2013; paras. (a)(7) and (a)(8) removed and reserved, 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]