Transitioning from TESS to new search

Trademarks webinar series

Did you know the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) will soon be replaced by a new public trademark search system? Do you want to learn how to use your advanced TESS searching skills with the new system?

Join our free experienced practitioner training webinar on Tuesday, September 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. for an in-depth presentation where experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will:

  • Explain why TESS is being retired
  • Provide an overview of the new public trademark search tool
  • Show you how to translate TESS search strings into new trademark search strings

Register today

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Submit questions before the event to

This webinar will use a lot of legal terminology and concepts familiar to experienced trademark professionals, but we encourage trademark filers of all experience levels to attend. We'll post a recording of this event on this page and on YouTube about three weeks after its conclusion.


  • Chris Doninger, Managing Attorney, Law Office 111
  • Brett Golden, Managing Attorney, Law Office  119
  • John Lincoski, Managing Attorney, Law Office 130
  • Timothy Schimpf, Examining Attorney, Law Office 130


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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