Patent and Trademark Office November 22, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2021-25368
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 3, 2020, that includes a fee for patent applications that are not filed in DOCX format, except for design, plant, or provisional applications. This new fee was scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2022. Through this final rule, the USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until January 1, 2023.
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