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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

Thursday Aug 21, 2014

TESS Data Upload

The scheduled upload of new records to the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) on Thursday, August 21 did not occur due to technical difficulties.

The USPTO is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Planned Events

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

MPEP/TMEP and TEAS/TEASi Maintenance

MPEP and TMEP Maintenance

USPTO will perform system maintenance beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 5 a.m., Saturday, August 23 EDT.

The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) and the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

TEAS/TEASi Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application Submission International (TEASi) beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 23 EDT.

TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

Because portable and e-signature forms may take up to 14 days to process, it is important that you be aware of this scheduled outage so that you can plan ahead to avoid additional work. Our recommendation is that you file all recently created portable and e-signature forms by August 22, 2014. Customers unable to do so will be required to start the process again with updated forms.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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