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USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Credit Card Processing issue has been resolved & EFS-Web and TESS Technical Problems

Credit Card Processing is Available

The problem USPTO had earlier today with Credit Card processing has been resolved.

EFS-Web Technical Problems

EFS-Web filers may experience intermittent slowness or unscheduled outages. If you are unable to access EFS-Web, please clear the browser cache, close your browser, and try again. USPTO is aware of the issue and working to address it.

EFS-Web Contingency is available to accept new applications: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/file/efs/contingency.jsp

TESS Technical Problems

The Free Form search screen is not currently supporting the “multiple search” function in the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). The “multiple search” issue is being addressed by staff at the USPTO. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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