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Saturday Nov 16, 2013

Pay.gov and ESTTA Maintenance

Pay.gov Maintenance

Pay.gov will perform maintenance starting at 6 p.m. and ending that midnight, Saturday, November 16.

RAM credit card processing and the following applications that call RAM services will be unavailable during the maintenance:

  • RAM services (Revenue Accounting and Management)
  • EFSWeb (Electronic Filing System)
  • TEAS (Trademark Electronic Application System )
  • TEASi (Trademark Electronic Application System International)
  • OEMS (Order Entry Management System)
  • PRPS (Patent Review Processing System)
  • ESTTA (Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals)
  • ETAS (Electronic Trademark Assignment System)
  • EPAS (Electronic Patent Assignment System)

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

Patents

  • by paying online by USPTO Deposit Account or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer in EFS-Web;
  • 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 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 during 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.

ESTTA Maintenance

USPTO will perform maintenance affecting the Electronic System for Trademarks Trials and Appeals (ESTTA) beginning at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and ending at 5 a.m., Sunday, November 17.

ESTTA will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

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