TEAS and TEASi Maintenance
The Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Friday, January 1 from midnight until 1 a.m. ET. Updates will be made to the ID manual to comply with the Nice Agreement Eleventh Edition. Identifications of goods and services may be outdated on January 1.
TEAS and the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, January 2 from midnight until 10 a.m. ET. We're updating the online forms to comply with the Trademark Fee Adjustment rule and incorporate enhancements based on stakeholder suggestions.
File saved and e-signature initial application forms by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, December 31 ET. File all other saved and e-signature forms by 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 1 ET. Read the release highlights on our TEAS and TEASi Maintenance and Enhancement page.
90-Day Database Password Change Maintenance
The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting several systems beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 9 and ending at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9 ET.
The following systems and systems that interface with these systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:
- Electronic Freedom of Information Act (eFOIA
- Electronic Filing System Web (EFS-Web & EFS-Web Contingency)
- Office of Enrollment and Discipline Roster of Patent Attorneys/Agents (OEDCI)
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board End-to-End System (PTAB-E2E)
- Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR)
- Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (Public PAIR)
- Publication Site for Issued and Published Sequences (PSIPS)
- Financial Manager and Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront
- Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
- Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
- Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG)
- Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
The maintenance will also cause interruptions to payment processing for users of the Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS), the Order Entry Management System (OEMS), the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB-E2E).
For Patent Customers:
For more information about filing documents during an outage, please visit https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage.
If you have questions, please contact the EBC (Patent Electronic Business Center) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight ET, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 atTrials@uspto.gov(link sends e-mail).
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(link sends e-mail).
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 by telephone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov(link sends e-mail).
Posted at 07:39AM Dec 28, 2020 in Planned Events |