USPTO Systems Status and Availability
Thursday Nov 21, 2013

TEASi Issues, and Private PAIR & TESS Problems

TEASi Payment Issues

The USPTO is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the WIPO payment system. The problem is being addressed by staff.  If today is your priority filing deadline for an Application for International Registration, please follow the steps under “Filing Requirements for Documents” at   For additional assistance, please email

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

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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