USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020

Current Events

Deposit Account Payment Processing Temporarily Available Between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET, June 16

The USPTO continues to experience technical issues affecting the Deposit Account payment method and troubleshooting is ongoing; however, to accommodate customer filings, USPTO will temporarily allow Deposit Account payments to be made between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET, June 16. At  2 p.m. ET, the Deposit Account Payment method will be shut off again. The ongoing issue is currently affecting customers using the following online systems:

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

$25,000 Daily Fee Payment Limit Increased for COVID-19 Relief

The US Treasury has temporarily lifted the $25,000 per credit card per day limitation on government fee payments to be $100,000 (for COVID-19 relief). This new daily $100,000 per card per day limitation will remain in effect until August 1, 2020 (or later if Treasury extends the rule).