November 14, 2007

The USPTO has recently published its third fee schedule for November, 2007. A brief summary of the fee changes since the beginning of the month are provided below.

Fees Prior to November 9, 2007:

PCT Fees – International Stage

Fee code 1602 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): “PCT search fee – no prior I.S. application filed under USC 111(a)”: $1,000.00

Fee code 1603 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): “PCT search – prior U.S. application filed under 35 USC 111(a) with basic filing fee under 37 CFR 1.16(a) paid, identified at time of filing international application”: $300.00

Fee code 1604 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): “Supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention”: $1,000.00

PCT Fees to Foreign Offices

Fee code 1701: “International filing fee (first 30 pages) – filed in paper w/PCT Easy file or electronically w/o PCT Easy file”: $1,008.00

Fee Code 1710: “International filing fee (first 30 pages) - filed electronically w/ PCT Easy file”: $931.00

Fee Code 1702: “International filing fee (first 30 pages)”: $1,086.00

Trademark Processing Fees

Fee code 6212 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 2.6(a)(9)): “Certificate of correction, registrant’s error”: $100.00

As of November 9, 2007:

PCT Fees – International Stage

Fee code 1602 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): Description changed to “Search fee – regardless of whether there is a corresponding application (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16”: Fee increased to $1,800.00

Fee code 1603 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): Removed from the fee schedule

Fee code 1604 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.445(a)(2)): Same description, but fee increased to $1,800.00

As of November 10, 2007:

Trademark Processing Fees

Fee code 6212 (Under 37 C.F.R. § 2.6(a)(9)): Same description and fee, but fee code 7212 added

As of November 15, 2007:

PCT Fees to Foreign Offices

Fee code 1701: Description changed to “International filing fee (first 30 pages) –PCT Easy”: Fee increased to $1,080.00

Fee Code 1710: Same description, but fee increased to $997.00

Fee Code 1702: Same description, but fee increased to $1,163.00

USPTO Fee Schedule (as of November 4, 2007): LINK (cached)
USPTO Fee Schedule (as of November 10, 2007): LINK
USPTO Fee Schedule (as of November 15, 2007): LINK

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