Resources available to support transition to Assignment Center

New system for patent and trademark assignment requests to replace EPAS and ETAS on February 5

As previously announced, starting on February 5, 2024, our modernized assignment system, Assignment Center, will fully replace the Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) and Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) for processing all patent and trademark assignment requests. 

How-to guides on using Assignment Center for patents and trademarks are now available to help stakeholders make a smooth transition to the new system, in addition to training videos that provide step-by-step guidance for submitting a patent or trademark assignment request. 

Assignment Center provides a one-stop-shop to submit patent or trademark assignment orders, which allow patent or trademark owners to transfer ownership or change the owner name on a pending or granted patent application or trademark application or registration. The user-friendly system guides customers through each step of the assignment process and provides a central location to track your submitted application’s status. 

Please note: the location to search for patent and trademark assignments will not change. 

For more information or questions, please email or call 571-272-3350. 

Find more information on recent enhancements we’ve made to our digital tools, as well as opportunities to volunteer to test new web features, on the USPTO website.