As part of our updates to online services, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is reforming the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) and the Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) into one cohesive and modernized system: the Intellectual Property Assignment System (IPAS). IPAS will be available to customers starting on January 15, 2024.
This new system provides integrated information support by processing all patent and trademark reassignment requests, in which a patent or trademark holder transfers ownership or changes the owner’s name on their pending or granted application or registration. IPAS also enhances customer service by enabling USPTO staff to track the status of customer requests, record data, and issue reports from one secure cloud-based system.
This upgrade of USPTO systems is just one way we are updating our online services. For information on additional enhancements, visit our website improvements page. Stay current with the USPTO by subscribing to receive email updates at our Subscription Center.