USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Friday Jan 01, 2016

Pay.gov Maintenance

Pay.gov Maintenance

Pay.gov will undergo maintenance beginning at 2 a.m. and ending at 3 a.m., Sunday, January 10 ET.

All USPTO storefronts are expected to remain available. However, credit/debit card payment processing through all USPTO storefronts will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

Please submit payment using an alternative payment method, such as:

For Patents Customers:
  • by paying online with an established deposit account or EFT account via EFS-Web.
  • 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).

For TTAB Customers:

For forms requiring a filing fee, customers with an established deposit account or EFT account will be able to pay the required fees via those accounts. This outage does not impact ESTTA forms that do not require a filing fee.