account name and email updates for Private PAIR, EFS-WEB and Patent Center users

Users who access Private PAIR, EFS-WEB and Patent Center using a account and need to update their account name or email address, must mail the completed notarized Certificate Action Form to the Electronic Business Center.

  • To update name, select “Name Change” in Block 3 then in Detailed Description enter "in reference to account".  Enter updated name in Block 2.
  • To update the account email address, select “Other” in Block 3 then enter the current email in the Detailed Description.  Enter the new account email address in Block 2.

Mail the notarized original form (no faxes or copies) to:

Mail Stop EBC

Commissioner for Patents

P.O. Box 1450

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450


Contact the Electronic Business Center for questions.

Telephone: 1-866-217-9197 (toll-free)

571-272-4100 (local)

6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday