USPTO Systems Status and Availability
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

Private PAIR, EFS-Web and TESS Technical Problems

Private PAIR is experiencing intermittent outages.

We are aware of the problem and will continue to work on the issue until it is resolved.

If you have any questions, contact the Patent EBC by phone at 866-217-9197 or by email at

EFS-Web Technical Problems

EFS-Web filers may experience intermittent slowness or unscheduled outages. If you are unable to access EFS-Web, please clear the browser cache, close your browser, and try again. USPTO is aware of the issue and working to address it.

EFS-Web Contingency is available to accept new applications:

TESS Technical Problems

The Free Form search screen is not currently supporting the “multiple search” function in the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). The “multiple search” issue is being addressed by staff at the USPTO. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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