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(Message started by: marcopolo on Sep 18th, 2006, 3:10am)

Title: how to pay using credit card?
Post by marcopolo on Sep 18th, 2006, 3:10am
dear all
i have file a provisional patent on 15 aug 2006  on EFS web and didnot pay the fees , and at 30 aug i recieved a letter from the uspto that i have to pay the 100 $ filing fee ?
i am un registered filer and i want to pay by credit card ? what will i do?
best regards
moustafa

Title: Re: how to pay using credit card?
Post by Jonathan on Sep 18th, 2006, 3:41am
One option is to register yourself electronically with the USPTO and pay via their website. Your deadline to pay the fees is probably October 30th. So, the process to establish your identity electronically with the the USPTO could perhaps not finish until after that date, given the time remaining in the period of response. Unless you enjoy giving the government extra money in extension fees, this probably is not the best route for you at this time.

So, just mail in a copy of your notice, some kind of cover sheet identifying the application, your identity, what you are sending payment for and a filled-in version of this form:

http://www.uspto.gov/web/forms/2038-fill.pdf

Including a self-addressed postcard, already stamped, listing what you mailed is probably a good idea as well.


Title: Re: how to pay using credit card?
Post by marcopolo on Sep 18th, 2006, 3:59am
thank you for you fast reply
is there a fax number for sending the cover sheet and the 2038 form ?
best regards
Moustafa

Title: Re: how to pay using credit card?
Post by Jonathan on Sep 18th, 2006, 10:13am
571-273-8300 ought to work.



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