USPTO Systems Status and Availability
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

Tuesday May 24, 2016

EFS-Web Issue and Trademarks Systems Maintenances

EFS-Web Issue

Due to a technical issue, EFS-Web is currently unable to accept payment using the new stored payment method.

Users will be notified once the issue is resolved.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Trademarks Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will be performing maintenance affecting several Trademarks Systems beginning at 12 a.m. and ending by 6 a.m. (possibly on a frequent basis for the near future).

The systems listed below may be intermittently unavailable during these maintenance periods:

  • Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG) – The TMOG referenced will be unavailable during the maintenance period however, the PDF version of the gazette will be available.
  • Trademarks Next Generation Identification Manual for Acceptable Goods and Services (TMNG IDM). The TMNG IDM referenced will be unavailable during the maintenance period however, the legacy version of the ID Manual will be available.
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)/Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) – The TEAS Plus form using the ID Manual NG will not function during the maintenance. The remainder of the TEAS/TEASi forms may experience outages and mark images will not be available.
  • Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR)

Planned Events

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Patent End-To-End Global Dossier, Maintenance Fee Processing System Maintenance Extended and Systems Maintenance

Patent End-To-End Global Dossier Maintenance

USPTO will perform maintenance on the Patent End-To-End Global Dossier beginning at 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 27 and ending at 5 a.m., Saturday, May 28 ET.

Patent End-To-End Global Dossier will be unlivable during the maintenance period.

Fee Processing System Maintenance Extended

The nightly Fee Processing system maintenance originally scheduled to end on Sunday, May 8 has now been extended to end on Saturday, June 18. During the maintenance, the Fee Processing system will be unavailable nightly from 1 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET.

The maintenance will cause an outage to Financial Manager and Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront. The maintenance will also cause interruption to payment processing for users of the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi), Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS) and the Order Entry Management System (OEMS).

Users attempting to pay for a trademark order via TEAS or TEASi should save their work and not try to pay during the maintenance timeframe.

Users processing an order via OEMS should not try to pay for an order during the maintenance timeframe.

Users processing a trademark assignment action via ETAS should not try to pay for an order during the maintenance timeframe.

Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting several systems beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m., Sunday, June 5 ET.

The following systems and systems that interface with these systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:

  • Electronic Freedom of Information Act (eFOIA)
  • Electronic Filing System (EFS)
  • Electronic Filing System Web (EFS-Web)
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Roster of Patent Attorneys/Agents (OEDCI)
  • Patent Review Processing System (PRPS)
  • Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR)
  • Publication Site for Issued and Published Sequences (PSIPS)
  • Revenue Accounting and Management System (RAM)
  • Financial Manager Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
  • Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG)
  • Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

The maintenance will also cause interruptions to payment processing for users of the following systems:

  • Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
  • Order Entry Management System (OEMS)

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