Terminal Annex Federal Building, Texas Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Texas Regional Office in Dallas serves Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

The office provides outreach services for inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and others to:

  • Obtain information about the USPTO through walk-in services.
  • Search existing patents and trademarks on designated workstations.
  • Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and roundtables designed for various experience levels.
  • Participate in programs designed to support and foster STEM education with an emphasis on innovative learning.
  • Deliver technical training from experts in the region to patent examiners working around the country.
  • Use collaborative spaces enabling region educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and IP community to collaborate while allowing USPTO to provide them with information and resources.
  • Meet with our strategic Federal partners, like the Small Business Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and other bureaus at the Department of Commerce, on programs for small businesses and the entrepreneurial community during scheduled office hours at our Texas location.
  • Use interview rooms for applicants to connect with patent examiners working at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and across the country.
  • Gain remote access to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings at USPTO headquarters and other regional offices in the future. The office also has a hearing room to host PTAB proceedings.
  • Participate in public tours of the Texas facility.

NOTE: Almost all new patent applications or correspondence related to patent prosecution may be submitted using EFS-Web, the USPTO’s web-based patent application and document submission system. Learn about submitting patent applications or patent prosecution correspondence.

Location

Our office is located in the Terminal Annex Federal Building, a federal facility, therefore visitors will need a valid form of government-issued identification and undergo a security screening to gain access.

Address:
USPTO Texas Regional Office
207 South Houston St., Suite 159
Dallas, Texas 75202

Business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Closed on federal holidays.
Phone: 469-295-9000
Email: TexasRegionalOffice@USPTO.GOV

Public Searching

Public searching on universal public workstations is available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT Monday - Friday, except federal holidays.
Universal Public Workstations provide access to the agency’s public electronic patent and trademark collections. The public search room enables researchers to conduct self-directed searches. The Texas Regional Office has eight public workstations with the same access requirements and print capabilities as public workstations in the Public Search Facility at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) located in various public and university libraries offer beginner orientation on searching for patents and trademarks. The Dallas Public Library is a PTRC and is located about one mile from the Texas Regional Office at 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

Collaborative Spaces

The Texas office has a number of collaborative spaces within the USPTO space for the public to use.  For example, the Outreach Room is designed to enable Texas region educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and IP community to collaborate while allowing USPTO to provide them with appropriate information and resources.  Please reserve spaces in advance by contacting the office, see above.

Parking

Parking is not available in the Terminal Annex Federal Building for USPTO visitors. There are several parking garages (few listed below) nearby and limited metered parking is available on South Houston Street in front of the building.

  • Ace Parking – H Lot at 525 S. Houston Street; telephone: (214) 748-5535
  • Ace Parking – Union Station at 300 Reunion Boulevard; telephone: (214) 761-6400
  • Star Parking at 501 N. Houston Street; telephone: (214) 871-2283
  • LAZ Parking at 1015 Elm Street; telephone: (214) 747-7675

Upcoming Events

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  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    Meet the Trademark Experts

    The USPTO Texas Regional Office will be hosting an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria VA on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 12:30- 1:30 pm CT.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    Advanced Patent Seminar
    Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office for an Advanced Patent Seminar focused on various aspects of the patent process.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2016
    Meet the Trademark Expert
    Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. If you have questions about your current trademark application or if you are looking to get one or you are just interested, please join us.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    Meet the Patent Experts
    The USPTO Texas Regional Office will be hosting an interactive question and answer session with the Patent Experts

For any questions about upcoming events, please send e-mail to texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV or call (469) 295-9000.

Employment

The goal is to have 100 examiners and 20 administrative patent judges, as well as several support staff, on site in Dallas by the end of the first year of operation.  We will continue to benefit from hiring local talent for both examiners and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges within the intellectual property and technical fields.

If you are interested in working for the USPTO please visit www.usajobs.gov.