USPTO Increases Filing Fees


The USPTO, in its November 26th OG notice, announced that it is adjusting certain patent and trademark fees to reflect fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index. In addition to this increase, the USPTO is amending several patent and trademark document supply fees in an effort to streamline operations. These fee adjustments will go into effect on January 1, 2003.

There is legislation before Congress that would alter filing fees. If this legislation is enacted, it will supersede many of the fees identified in this notice.

For information on the specific increase amounts, please go to the following site: