Current trademark processing wait times

If you have an application, response, or other filing that hasn’t been assigned or reviewed yet, we understand your frustration.

Customers filed new applications and trademark registration maintenance documents in record numbers in 2021. As we work through this surge of filings, you may experience longer than normal wait times in the following circumstances:

We’re taking action to shorten average wait times and will update wait time information to reflect any changes. Since it takes time to track new wait time data, you may see that our information is generally one month behind. The published data below is the most current data available.

Sometimes your wait time will be less than the average, and sometimes it will be longer than the average. You can help shorten your wait time by following these tips to avoiding processing delays. Filing a complete and accurate initial application, response form, and post registration form can help speed up the process.

We appreciate your patience with us as we address the surge in filings, 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 TEAS@uspto.gov.

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).

Trademark New Applications average processing wait times
Trademark New Applications As of March 2022 Target
First Action 7.7 months 2.5-7.5 months
Disposal 12.5 months 13.5 months
Current Trademark average processing wait times
Trademark Processing Times As of March 2022 Target
Pre-Examination Unit
TEAS 2 days 10 days
MADRID 2 days 10 day
Examination Support Unit (ESU)
Amendments/Corrections 4 days 14 days
Intent to use
Extension requests 5 days 15 days
Statement of use 15 days 15 days
Divisional requests 14 days 15 days
Petitions Office
Letters of protest 52 days 60 days
Post Registration
Affidavits of Use/Incontestability 129 days 30 days
Renewals 90 days 30 days
Amendments/C​orrections 103 days 30 days
Assignment
ETAS 14 days 2 days
Fax 0 days 10 days
Paper 14 days 14 days

See the Trademarks dashboard for more data.