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USPTO Systems Status and Availability

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.

Current Status

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Current Status

There are no current issues.

Planned Events

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Credit Card Processing Unavailability and TEAS/TEASi Maintenance

Credit Card Processing Unavailability will perform maintenance affecting online credit/debit card payment processing beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight, Saturday, July 26 EST.

All USPTO Online Business Systems accepting credit/debit card payments are affected.

Please submit payment using an alternative payment method, such as:


  • by attaching a fee transmittal form (e.g., PTO/SB/17) with deposit account authorization in EFS-Web;
  • by faxing in a credit card authorization form PTO-2038 to the USPTO Central Fax 571-273-8300;
  • or by sending in a credit card authorization form PTO-2038 through Priority Mail Express (formerly Express Mail) from the United States Postal Services (USPS) in accordance with 37 CFR 1.10.

Facsimile submission of the basic national fee for national stage under 35 U.S.C. 371 is not accepted. Submissions that require successful online payment, such as ePetitions and Pre-grant publication submissions, are unavailable at this time.

If you have any questions, contact the Patent EBC by phone at 866-217-9197 or by email at


Customers with an established deposit account or EFT account are still able to pay the required fees via those accounts. In addition, forms that do not require a fee payment can still be filed.

If your deadline is within the maintenance period 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/TEASi Maintenance

USPTO will perform maintenance on the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 5 a.m., Sunday, July 27.

TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

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