37 CFR 3.41: Recording fees

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

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3.41    Recording fees.

  • (a) All requests to record documents must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a fee is required for each application, patent and registration against which the document is recorded as identified in the cover sheet. The recording fee is set in § 1.21(h) of this chapter for patents and in § 2.6(b)(6) of this chapter for trademarks.
  • (b) No fee is required for each patent application and patent against which a document required by Executive Order 9424 is to be filed if:
    • (1) The document does not affect title and is so identified in the cover sheet (see § 3.31(c)(2) ); and
    • (2) The document and cover sheet are either: Faxed or electronically submitted as prescribed by the Director, or mailed to the Office in compliance with § 3.27.
[Added, 57 FR 29634, July 6, 1992, effective Sept. 4, 1992; revised, 62 FR 53131, Oct. 10, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; para. (a) amended, 63 FR 48081, Sept. 9, 1998, effective October 9, 1998; para. (a) corrected, 63 FR 52158, Sept. 10, 1998; para. (b)(2) revised, 69 FR 29865, May 26, 2004, effective June 25, 2004]