Phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information for USPTO offices and business centers

General Information

USPTO Contact Center (UCC)

Toll-Free
800-786-9199
Local
571-272-1000
TTY/TDD
800-877-8339
For general information, mailing addresses, Internet addresses, USPTO.gov accounts, how to use the online fee payment management system and contact information for other USPTO services.

Assignments Recordation Branch (ARB)

Local
571-272-3350
For help with following a new assignment or obtaining information on a pending assignment, questions on assignments, liens on patents, filing assignments, recordation forms, and trademark assignments.

Patents

Contact Patents

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.

Inventors Assistance Center

Toll-Free
800-786-9199
Local
571-272-1000
TTY/TDD
800-877-8339
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.

Application Assistance Unit

Staff in the Application Assistance Unit are trained to answer questions about the pre-examination processing of patent applications and the post-examination processing of patent applications.

Patent Cooperation Treaty Helpdesk

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.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Local
571-272-9797
Fax
571-273-0053
PTAB includes statutory members and Administrative Patent Judges. It is charged with rendering decisions on appeals from adverse examiner decisions, post-issuance challenges to patents, and interferences.

Patent Electronic Business Center

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.

Patents Ombuds Office

Provides assistance related to patent applications that may appear to be stalled in the patent examination process. This Office can assist with getting applications back on track and does not circumvent normal communication.

Trademarks

Contact Trademarks

Contact information for business units involved in all stages of the application and registration process.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

TTAB hears and decides adversary proceedings involving oppositions, petitions, and proceedings involving applications for trademark registrations. The Board also decides appeals taken from the examining attorneys' refusals.

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