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Notices of possible system outages
Check this page for the latest information on operating status and availability of Online Business Systems. For Standard Hours of Availability for Online Business Systems, System Descriptions, and Operating Requirements/Compatibilities, see the links at left.
Ongoing EFS-Web Issues
All EFS-Web applications filed on January 5, as well as on January 13 and 14, can now be viewed in Private PAIR and follow-on submissions can be submitted in EFS-Web.
Please verify your application and if you have any questions, contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 (toll-free) or 571-272-4100.
EFS-Web Acknowledgement Receipt (N417) and Fee Transmittal (WFEE): Some EFS-Web submissions filed on Dec 22 and Dec 27 did not receive an acknowledgement receipt (N417) and correct fee transmittal (WFEE).
Technical teams are aware of this problem and are actively working to resolve it. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Posted at 06:00PM Feb 03, 2016 in Current Status |
Public and Private PAIR, RAM, EPAS, and PRPS Maintenances
The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting the Public and Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Public and Private PAIR) systems beginning at midnight and ending at 8 a.m., Thursday, February 11 ET.
Both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Revenue Accounting and Management (RAM) System beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 4 a.m., Friday, February 12 ET.
All payment processing through the following USPTO systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:
For EFS-Web Applicants:
EFS-Web applicants may use an alternative payment method, such as submitting a deposit account authorization or faxing in a credit card authorization to 571-273-8300.
If you have any questions, please contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-217-9197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Trademark Customers:
If your deadline is today and the document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the TEAS Outage page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods.
If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov
For TTAB Customers:
If your deadline is during the maintenance period and a document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically prior to midnight, you must submit your filing by mail. This outage does not impact ESTTA forms that do not require a filing fee. Oppositions or extensions of time to oppose § 66(a) applications must be filed electronically.
The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 2 a.m., Saturday, February 13 ET.
ETAS will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
ETAS users will need to save their submissions prior to the maintenance period, and submit them after the maintenance period is complete.
The USPTO Will perform maintenance on the Payment Review Processing System (PRPS) beginning at 3 a.m., Sunday, February 14 and ending at 4 p.m., Monday, February 15 ET.
PRPS will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Posted at 11:29AM Feb 10, 2016 in Planned Events |