MPEP Q & A 133: Correspondence That May be Transmitted by Facsimile.

Correspondence That May be Transmitted by Facsimile.


Name two types of correspondence that may be transmitted by facsimile.


Types of correspondence which may be transmitted by facsimile include:

  • CPAs (available for design applications only), amendments, declarations, petitions, information disclosure statements (IDS), terminal disclaimers, notices of appeal and appeal briefs, requests for continued examination (RCEs), assignment documents, issue fee transmittals and authorizations to charge deposit accounts.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 500 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Receipt and handling of mail and papers.

The answer is from the 9th Edition, Revision 07.2015. Depending on future changes to the MPEP, the question and answer may be applicable in later Editions or revisions.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from section 502.01 of the MPEP.  The following is a brief summary of section 502.01.

502.01 Correspondence Transmitted by Facsimile

This section covers facsimile transmission including what type of correspondence may be submitted via facsimile and those that may not. The date the complete transmission is received is considered the date of receipt. Transmission on holidays and weekends are also covered. The receipt procedure for filing a CPA by fax is discussed.