Current trademark processing wait times

Do you have an initial application, response, or other filing that hasn’t been assigned or reviewed yet?

We understand your frustration. We’ve been experiencing an unprecedented surge in new applications over the past year that has also resulted in a surge in responses to office actions and processing post-registration filings.

As a result of this surge, you may experience longer than normal wait times in the following circumstances:

We trust this information sheds some light on our current challenges to keep up with the demand of registering your trademark. We’re taking numerous actions to improve our current wait times. We’ll be keeping this data updated to reflect any fluctuations in our wait times.

You can help by reading these tips on avoiding processing delays. Filing your initial application, response form, and post registration accurately can speed up the process.

We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience these delays may cause.

Customers with a specific technical question about their TEAS application can contact our TEAS team directly at

Customers with an urgent question about a filing or the status of their application or registration may contact the Trademark Assistance Center at 1-800-786-9199 (select option 1).

As of October 2021 Pendency Target Current Pendency
New Applications
First Action 2.5-7.5 months 6.4 months
Disposal 13.5 months 11.3 months
Current Trademark processing wait times
As of October 2021 Pendency Target Current Pendency
Pre-Examination Unit
TEAS 10 days 19 days
MADRID 10 days 2 day
Examination Support Unit (ESU)
Amendments/Corrections 14 days 6 days
Intent to use
Extension requests 15 days 4 days
Statement of use 15 days 14 days
Divisional requests 15 days 4 days
Petitions Office
Letters of protest - 54 days
Post Registration
Affidavits of Use/Incontestability 30 days 66 days
Renewals 30 days 78 days
Amendments/C​orrections 30 days 70 days
ETAS 2 days 3 days
Fax 10 days 14 days
Paper 14 days 14 days

See the Trademarks dashboard for more data.