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

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Current Events

There are no current events at this time.

Planned Events

Friday May 29, 2020

Planned Events

Patent Systems impacted - Oracle Database Connection String Change - (To impact OC, Patent Center, CEDRINFRA, OPSG)

The OCIO will perform system maintenance on the Patent systems listed below beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, May 30 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30 ET.

Users will not be able to access the system during the maintenance period.

A listing of affected Patents systems is below:

  • Patent Center
  • Official Correspondence (OC)
  • Central Enterprise Data Repository-Infrastructure (CEDR Infra )
  • One Patent Service Gateway (OPSG)

Additional systems impacted

  • Patent Electronic Filing System – Web (EFSWeb)
  • Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PrivatePAIR)
  • Infrastructure Code Table (ICT)
  • EPIC

Multiple Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will perform systems maintenance beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, May 30 and ending at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 30 ET.

The following systems will be unavailable during this maintenance period:

  • my.uspto.gov website
  • Certified Copy Center (CCC)
  • Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for Registered eFilers
  • Private PAIR
  • Patent Practitioner Support Sponsorship Tool
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
  • Trademark Next Generation ID Manual (TMNG-IDM)
  • Trademark Next Generation Official Gazette (TMOG)
  • Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR)

The maintenance will cause an outage to Financial Manager, Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront, the USPTO.gov login (authentication) system, and an interruption to payment processing for all USPTO storefronts.

Users of the following systems should not attempt to make a payment during the maintenance period:

  • Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for Unregistered eFilers and EFS-Web Contingency
  • Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
  • Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
  • Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB-E2E)

For Patent Customers: During the maintenance period, if you need to file a new patent application, you can use EFS-Web for Unregistered eFilers or EFS-Web Contingency. If you need to file a follow-on submission or pay fees, use an alternative filing or payment method.

If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - midnight ET, or email ebc@uspto.gov.

For PTAB Customers: If your deadline is today for the petition filing and/or other associated documents to a pending AIA case and you cannot file electronically via the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End-to-End System (PTAB-E2E), you may use an alternative filing method. Please visit the PTAB-E2E FAQ page (https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/patent-trial-and-appeal-board/ptab-e2e-frequently-asked-questions) and see A2 for information concerning your 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.

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 Trademark Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email TEAS@uspto.gov.

For TTAB Customers: If your deadline is today and the document cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the TTAB Outage Page 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 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays by telephone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov.

Trademark Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Trademark Next Generation (TMNG) systems on Saturday, May 30 from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. ET.

The following systems will be impacted:

  • Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG) will not be available. You can access recent PDF versions of the gazette on the Trademark Official Gazette webpage. For archived PDF versions of gazettes dating back to 2001, visit the archived editions page
  • Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) will not be available.
  • Trademarks Next Generation ID Manual (TMNG-IDM) will not be available.
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) initial application forms will not be available.

The following systems will remain available, but links to and images derived from TSDR will be unavailable, including mark images.

  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)

Vendor Portal

​The USPTO will perform system maintenance on the Vendor Portal beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 30 and ending at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 30 ET.

Vendor Portal will be unavailable during the maintenance period.