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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

Saturday Jul 26, 2014

TMOG Maintenance and Credit Card Processing Unavailability

TMOG Maintenance

USPTO will perform maintenance on the trademark Official Gazette (TMOG), available at http://tmog.uspto.gov/, beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, July 25 and ending at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 27.

The TMOG at the location referenced above will not be available during the maintenance period. However, the PDF version of the gazette, located at http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/trademark_og/index.jsp will be available during the maintenance period.

Credit Card Processing Unavailability

Pay.gov 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:

Patents

  • 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 ebc@uspto.gov

Trademarks

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@uspto.gov.

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