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Provides contact information for all stages of the patent process including the Patent Electronic Business Center, the Inventors Assistance Center, Office of Patent Legal Administration, and other Patents assistance services.
The IAC provides patent information and services to the public. It is staffed by former Supervisory Patent Examiners and Primary Examiners who answer general questions concerning patent examining policy and procedure.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international agreement among IP offices and intergovernmental authorities regarding the process of international patent applications. Contact the PCT Helpdesk for assistance.
The Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) assists customers with filing electronic patent application submissions via the EFS-Web and Patent Center, and with the review of patent applications in PAIR and Patent Center.
TTAB hears and decides adversary proceedings involving: oppositions to the registration of trademarks, petitions to cancel trademark registrations and proceedings involving applications for concurrent use registrations of trademarks. The Board also decides appeals taken from the trademark examining attorneys' refusals to allow registration of trademarks. The TTAB Assistance Center is available for telephone and email inquiries Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).