USPTO Systems Status and Availability
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 08, 2016

Current Status

There are no current events.

Planned Events

Thursday Dec 08, 2016

PTAB E2E Maintenance, Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) Maintenance, Pay.gov Maintenance, and Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) Maintenance Phase 2

PTAB E2E Maintenance

The USPTO will be performing maintenance on the Patent Trial Appeal Board E2E (PTAB E2E) beginning at midnight, Saturday, December 10 and ending at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 11 ET.

During the maintenance period PTAB E2E will be unavailable.

Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) and Trademark Identification Manual for Acceptable Goods and Services (TIDM) beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 10 and ending at noon, Saturday, December 10 ET.

The Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG), Trademarks Search and Document Retrieval (TSDR), and TIDM will be unavailable during the maintenance period. However, the PDF version of the gazette will be available during the maintenance period as well as the legacy version of the ID Manual.

The maintenance will also prevent use of the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) initial application forms.

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

  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) except for initial application forms
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
  • Trademarks Electronic Official Gazette (TMOG)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Viewing on the Web (TTABVUE)
  • Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
  • Trademark Data Entry and Update System (TRADEUPS)

 

Pay.gov Maintenance

The third-party credit card provider for USPTO payment systems, Pay.gov, is performing maintenance beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 17 and ending at midnight, Saturday, December 17 ET. All USPTO storefronts are expected to remain available. However, credit/debit card payment processing through all USPTO storefronts will be unavailable during the deployment period. Please submit payment using alternative payment method, such as:

For Patents Customers:

  • by paying online with an established deposit account or EFT account via EFS-Web and the Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront
  • by attaching a fee transmittal form (e.g., PTO/SB/17) with deposit account authorization in EFS-Web
  • by faxing in a credit card authorization form PTO-2038 to the USPTO Central Fax 571-273-8300
  • or by sending in a credit card authorization form PTO-2038 through Priority Mail Express(formerly Express Mail) from the United States Postal Services (USPS) in accordance with 37 CFR 1.10

Facsimile submission of the basic national fee for national stage under 35 U.S.C. 371 is not accepted. Submissions that require successful online payment, such as ePetitions and Pre-grant publication submissions, will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

If you have any questions, contact the Patent EBC by phone at 866-217-9197 or by email at ebc@uspto.gov.

For Trademarks 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.

If you have any specific questions regarding TEAS/TEASi, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov (link sends e-mail).

All customers with an established deposit account or EFT account 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.

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.

 

Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) Maintenance Phase 2

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Trademark System Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) and Trademark Identification Manual for Acceptable Goods and Services (TIDM) beginning at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, December 15 and ending at 6 a.m., Thursday, December 15 ET.

The Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG), Trademarks Search and Document Retrieval (TSDR), and TIDM will be unavailable during the maintenance period. However, the PDF version of the gazette will be available during the maintenance period as well as the legacy version of the ID Manual.

The maintenance will also prevent use of the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) initial application forms.

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

  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) except for initial application forms
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
  • Trademarks Electronic Official Gazette (TMOG)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Viewing on the Web (TTABVUE)
  • Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
  • Trademark Data Entry and Update System (TRADEUPS)

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