USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Check this page for the latest information on operating status and availability of Online Business Systems. For Standard Hours of Availability for Online Business Systems, System Descriptions, and Operating Requirements/Compatibilities, see the links at left.

Current Status

Thursday Dec 09, 2021

Current Events

There are no current events at this time.

Planned Events

Thursday Dec 09, 2021

Planned Events

Customer Contact Management System (UCCMS) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on UCCMS from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m., Friday, December 10 ET.

During the Maintenance, UCCMS will be unavailable.

FPNG/Payment Processing Maintenance

The USPTO will perform system maintenance that impacts fee payment processing beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 11 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, December 11 ET.

During the maintenance period, all payment processing across the following USPTO storefronts will be unavailable:

    •    Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web)
    •    Patent Center
    •    Patent Trial and Appeal Board End-to-End (PTAB-E2E)
    •    Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
    •    Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
    •    Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
    •    Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
    •    Certified Copy Center (CCC)
    •    Office of Enrollment and Discipline Customer Interface (OEDCI)
    •    Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront​

If you are unable to wait until the maintenance has concluded to pay a fee, the following alternative options are available:

Patent Customers: For more information about filing documents during an outage, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/apply/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m., to midnight ET.

PTAB Customers: If your deadline is today for the petition filing and/or other associated documents to a pending America Invents Act (AIA) case and you cannot file electronically via the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End-to-End (PTAB-E2E) System, you may use an alternative filing method. Please visit the PTAB-E2E FAQ page: PTAB E2E frequently asked questions and see A2 for information concerning your America Invents Act (AIA) petition filing and/or document filing using PTAB-E2E alternative filing methods.
If you have any questions, contact PTAB during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m., to 5 p.m., ET by telephone at 571-272-7822 or email at Trials@uspto.gov.

Trademark Customers: Filing deadlines that fall on a Saturday extend the filing deadline to the next business day. Please try filing again after the maintenance ends. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov.

TTAB Customers: Please visit the TTAB Outage Page: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ttab/filing-ttab-documents-during-outage for information concerning Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TTAB Assistance Center during normal business hours by telephone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov.

Vendor Portal Maintenance

The USPTO will perform system maintenance on the Vendor Portal beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 11 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, December 11 ET.

Vendor Portal will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

Trademark Status Document Retrieval (TSDR) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on TSDR beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 11 and ending at 5 a.m., Saturday, December 11 ET.

During the maintenance period, TSDR will be unavailable.

​Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) Maintenance

TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable during system maintenance on Saturday, December 18, from 8 a.m., to 2 p.m., ET. We're updating the online forms to comply with the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) and incorporate enhancements based on stakeholder suggestions.

During the maintenance period, TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable. 

Users should file all saved forms and e-signature forms by 7:59 a.m., Saturday, December 18 ET. If you don't file these forms by that time, you will have to start the process again with new forms.

PALM Patent Cooperation Treaty Operations (PCT-OPS) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on PCT-OPS beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 11 and ending at 12 p.m., Saturday, December 11 ET.

During this maintenance period, new PCT applications submitted via EFS-Web and Patent Center will experience a delay in application processing. This delay will prevent the filing of follow-on submissions for yet to be processed PCT applications. Once PCT-OPS services are fully restored, application processing will resume.

Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-WEB) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on EFS-WEB beginning at 8 p.m., Sunday, December 12 and ending at 10 p.m., Sunday, December 12 ET.

During this maintenance period, Fee Worksheets and Acknowledgement Receipts for submissions will not be generated. There will be a delay before these documents will be available.

If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at (866)- 217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m., to midnight, Monday - Friday ET, or email ebc@uspto.gov.