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Posted at 02:34PM Oct 14, 2016 in Current Status |
The USPTO will perform system maintenance beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m., Saturday, October 22 ET.
The USPTO.gov Accounts website will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
The maintenance will cause an outage to payment processing for all USPTO storefronts and an outage to Financial Manager. Users of the following systems should save their work and not attempt to make a payment during the maintenance period:
· Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web)
· Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront
· Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
· Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
· Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
· Order Entry Management System (OEMS)
· Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
· Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E)
· Financial Manager
For Patent Customers:
During the maintenance period, EFS-Web applicants may file new patent applications and follow-on submissions without fees.
However, please do not file ePetitions, eTerminal Disclaimers, Web 85b, or any submissions which require fee payment at time of submission, since these will fail without successful payment.
See additional information about submitting payments using an alternative payment method.
If you have questions, please contact the EBC (Patent Electronic Business Center) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6AM - Midnight EST, or email email@example.com
For Trademark Customers:
If your deadline is today and the document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. Account holders will still be able to pay the required fees via those accounts. In addition, forms that do not require a fee payment can still be filed. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov.
For TTAB Customers:
If your deadline is today and a document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically prior to midnight, you must submit your filing by mail. This outage does not impact ESTTA forms that do not require a filing fee. Oppositions or extensions of time to oppose § 66(a) applications must be filed electronically.
Posted at 11:43AM Oct 20, 2016 in Planned Events |