Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
What you should know before filing:
- First timer? Learn basic facts about trademarks before you apply.
- The trademark registration process is a legal proceeding that requires you to act within strict deadlines (based on Eastern Time). Consider hiring an attorney before you get started.
- Information you submit will become public record and will permanently remain searchable in USPTO online databases, Internet search engines, and other databases. This includes your name, phone number, email address, and street address. For more, see the FAQs on Personal Information in Trademark Records.
- Review the TEAS new application tutorial.
Most Commonly Used Initial Application Forms
- TEAS Plus - The filing fee is $225 per class of goods/services. You must meet the TEAS Plus filing requirements, file certain other submissions electronically, and authorize email communication.
- TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) - The filing fee is $275 per class of goods/services. You must meet the minimum filing requirements, file certain other submissions electronically, and authorize email communication. Our TEAS RF FAQs outline the requirements.
- TEAS Regular - The filing fee is $325 per class of goods/services. You must include the name of the applicant, a name and address for correspondence, a clear drawing of the mark, a listing of the goods/services, and a filing fee for at least one class of goods/services.
All TEAS Forms
Already know which forms you need? Go to our index of all TEAS forms.
Scroll over the category headings to view a list of all forms within a specific category. Click the category headings to access the page to select a specific form.
1. Initial application forms
To apply for a trademark/servicemark on the Principal Register, a trademark/servicemark on the Supplemental Register, and other types of marks (certification, collective, collective membership)
2. Response forms
To respond to: a Law Office examining attorney letter (an "Office action") (a non-final or final action, including a suspension inquiry/letter of suspension or a request to submit a "substitute form" where the wrong form type was initially filed); an Intent-to-Use Unit (ITU) Office action; a Post-Registration Division Office action; a Petitions Office letter
3. Intent-to-use (ITU) forms
To file a Statement of Use (SOU) and convert an ITU application to actual use after a notice of allowance (NOA) issues; or to file an extension request after a NOA issues; or to file an Amendment to Allege Use (AAU) and convert an ITU application to actual use before a NOA issues; or to respond to an Intent-to-Use Unit Office action. Note: To file a new application having an “intent-to-use” filing basis, you must access the form at #1., above.
4. Post-approval/publication/post-notice of allowance (noa) amendment forms
To request amendment (1) after an application has been approved for publication or actually published; (2) after an extension of time to oppose has been filed; or (3) after a notice of allowance (NOA) has issued; or to delete a Section 1(b) basis after a NOA issues. Note: For additional information on actions that may be taken after a Notice of Allowance has issued (e.g., filing a request to divide), see http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/MoreInfo_SOU_EXT.jsp.
5. Correspondence and attorney/domestic representative forms
To file: a change of correspondence address, a change of owner's address, or a change of domestic representative's address; a withdrawal of attorney or domestic representative; a revocation/appointment of attorney/domestic representative; a request to replace attorney of record with another already-appointed attorney. Note: For additional information on use of the various online TEAS forms for the withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record, see the Practice Tip.
6. Petition forms
To file: a petition to revive an abandoned application; a petition to amend the basis of an application after publication; a petition to the Director under Trademark Rules 2.146 and 2.148; a letter of protest and similar matters; a response to a Petitions Office letter
7. Miscellaneous forms
To file: a voluntary amendment prior to publication that is not in response to USPTO Office action/Letter; a request that the application examination process be terminated (an "express abandonment"); a request to divide an application NOT filed with an allegation of use (to file WITH an allegation of use, see the overall category "Intent-to-use (ITU) forms," above)
8. Registration maintenance/renewal/correction forms
To make required maintenance filings between the 5th and 6th year after the registration date (Section 8) and between the 9th and 10th year after the registration date (Section 8 & 9); to claim that a mark is now incontestable (Section 15); to request amendment or correction of a registration certificate (Section 7); to surrender a registration; to request to divide a registration; to file a Section 12(c) affidavit; to submit the required maintenance filings under Section 71 for a registered extension of protection (Madrid Protocol); to respond to a Post-Registration Division Office action
9. Assignment forms
To file: assignments; change of name; other conveyances of title
10. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board forms
To file all submissions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; e.g., oppositions, cancellations, notices of appeal after final actions
11. Madrid Protocol forms
To file: an application for International Registration; a subsequent designation; a response to notice of irregularity; a request for replacement or transformation
- TEAS Technical Information: background technical help
- TEAS Nuts and Bolts Videos: short videos explaining how to fill out the application
- TEAS Tutorial: step-by-step approach for a new application
- Considerations for Electronic Submissions
- Electronic Filing Tips: best practices for filing electronically
- TEAS FAQs: most commonly asked questions/answers
- TEAS RF FAQs
- TEAS and TEASi Releases: highlights of TEAS and TEASi releases
- Index of All TEAS Forms: convenient Index of Forms for experienced users
- USPTO Financial Manager: news regarding the USPTO's new fee payment management system
System availability: Check Current Server Status and Planned Outages before beginning the filing process. If you have a filing due today and the document cannot be filed via TEAS, you must use an alternative method of filing to ensure that the document is timely received by the USPTO.
Upload schedule: Most filings made through TEAS are uploaded into the USPTO's Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system within 4-5 business days. If that amount of time has passed and your filing is still not appearing, please e-mail TSDR@uspto.gov; however, if the problem specifically relates to an electronic filing issue, use TEAS@uspto.gov.
Credit cards: New Maximum Daily Limit for Credit Cards – Effective June 1, 2015. See also the USPTO Financial Manager web page.