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Issue 42 | December 9, 2002
USPTO Fees to Increase January 1, 2003
 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is adjusting certain fees to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index starting January 1, 2003. The current and proposed fee amounts are listed at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2002
/week48/patadjs.htm
.

A final rule indicating the new fee amounts was published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2002 and is available at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol
/notices/67fr70847.pdf
. However, that notice warns that legislation has been introduced in Congress that, if enacted, would supersede the final rule.

The U.S.P.T.O recommends keeping abreast of the latest fee information by monitoring their website at http://www.uspto.gov/go/fees/.

To discuss this topic further, please contact the author, Bill Heinze, at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley. The information contained in this email is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice. Neither the APLF nor the author intends to create an attorney client relationship by providing this information to you through this message.

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