Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)
Chapter 400: Processing Documents and Fees

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

Chapter 400: Processing Documents and Fees

401: Processing New Applications

401.01: Filing Receipts

401.02: Application Serial Numbers

401.03: Data Entry

401.04: Creation of Application Records

402: Electronic Application and Registration Records

402.01: USPTO No Longer Creates Paper Copies of Certain Trademark-Related Documents

403: Correspondence Returned as Undeliverable

404: Documents Not Returnable

405: Fees

405.01: Credit Cards

405.02: Checks

405.02(a): Personal Checks

405.03: Deposit Accounts

405.04: Refunds

405.05: Electronic Funds Transfer

405.06: Payments Refused or Charged Back by Financial Institutions