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Advisory (08NOV2014): Beginning on November 8th, 2014, PAIR users will notice the following new system enhancements:

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (“Hague Agreement”)

  • In preparation for the Hague Agreement taking effect with respect to the United States, the USPTO PAIR system is being upgraded to allow users to search for applications by international registration number once the Hague Agreement has taken effect with respect to the United States and this information becomes available.  Likewise, two new related data elements have been added to the Application Data tab in anticipation of the Hague Agreement having effect in the United States.

    • To learn more about how PAIR will display information for design applications filed pursuant to the Hague Agreement, click here.
    • To learn more about the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Any data associated with international design applications will not be available in PAIR until after the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement has taken effect with respect to the United States.  Attempting to search for international design applications or data associated with these applications prior to that date will accordingly result in an error message being displayed.

 Public/Private view indicator

  • When viewing an application in Private PAIR, a new indicator is displayed on the Application Data tab specifying whether the user is viewing the application as a public user or a private owner.

Correspondence Address Customer Number always displayed

  • The customer number assigned for Correspondence Address will now appear on the Application Data tab for all applications as well the Address and Attorney/Agent tab in both Public and Private PAIR.

PKI user name added to PAIR menu bar

  • Private PAIR will now present the digital certificate holder’s name on the Sign-Off Authenticated Session menu throughout the user session.

New Collapsible Menus

  • Collapsible menus have been added to the Private PAIR search screen to improve the display of  the various search options.
    • Search for Application
    • Search by Customer Number
    • PAIR Administration
  • The PAIR Administration menu has been added in advance of future PAIR functionality, which will allow users to self-administer some select administrative tasks.

 

Advisory (26SEP2014): The After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 and the Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) pilot have been extended through September 30th, 2015.  Please visit the Patent Application Initiatives webpage, http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/patapp-initiatives-timeline.jsp for further information about these pilots.  Check out the new features of AFCP 2.0 as well as learn about additional options for compact prosecution and increased collaboration between examiners and stakeholders.

 

Advisory (04AUG2014): The instructions for Private PAIR Publication Review Data Changes have been revised. Submitted requests that comply with the instructions will be entered into IFW and will be processed by the appropriate division.  For detailed instructions, please click here.

 

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