37 CFR 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.
The recording fee set in 37 CFR 1.21(h) is charged for each patent application and patent identified in the required cover sheet except as provided in 37 CFR 3.41(b). If the request to record a document is submitted electronically, the fee is set forth in 37 CFR 1.21(h)(1), currently at $0. If the request to record a document is not submitted electronically (i.e., is submitted on paper or via facsimile), the applicable fee is set forth in 37 CFR 1.21(h)(2). Customers should check the current fee schedule on the Office website before submitting documents for recordation. See MPEP §§ 302.08 – 302.10 for additional information regarding the acceptable ways to submit documents for recordation.