Order Certified Copies

Note: The Order Entry Management System (OEMS) has been replaced with the Certified Copy Center (CCC) system effective April 27, 2019.  A USPTO.gov account is required to use the Certified Copy Center to place orders.  Don't have a USPTO.gov account?  Go to the MyUSPTO Home page and select "Create an account".  Private PAIR users can use their registered USPTO.gov account to place orders.  Public PAIR users must log in with a registered USPTO.gov account (used to access Private PAIR and EFS-WEB registered), or a simple USPTO.gov account (email address and password) to begin placing orders.  For assistance creating your USPTO.gov account, please contact the USPTO Contact Center (UCC) at 800-786-9199,​​​​ Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Note: If an official filing date has not yet been assigned to an application, a certified copy cannot be requested and the PAIR links for ordering certified copies will be made inactive. Once an official filing date is assigned, the links will be made available.

Note: For international design applications (applications for international registration), PAIR users will be unable to order a certified copy of the application from the USPTO.  Accordingly, the “Order Certified Application As Filed” hyperlink will be inactive.  Please contact the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to obtain a certified copy of international design applications.

Records available from the USPTO may be certified as true copies by the Patent and Trademark Copy Fulfillment Branch. Certified copies are authenticated by the USPTO ribbon and seal with the signature of an authorized certifying officer.

Certified Application As Filed includes the original application documents and is commonly used when filing abroad and claiming benefit of the U.S. application's filing date.

A Certified File Wrapper includes the complete prosecution history and is commonly used in judicial proceedings.

When available, electronic uncertified copies of application documents may be viewed and downloaded at no cost by clicking the "Image File Wrapper" tab in PAIR. If this tab is not displayed, electronic view and download of the Image File Wrapper is not currently available for the application.

Placing an order opens the Certified Copy Center application.  If you are not logged in with a USPTO.gov account, you will be prompted to do so.

Click the "Order Certified Application As Filed" link to order the original application papers submitted for the application you are currently viewing in PAIR.

Click the "Order Certified File Wrapper" link to order the complete case record to date for the application you are currently viewing in PAIR.

Click the "View Order List" to open the CCC "Review shopping cart" without adding any items to it.

You may review and edit application orders selected during your PAIR session. When you are finished making your selections and reviewing, please click the "Pay Now" button to continue. 

Note: The documents you order remain in your shopping cart until your PAIR session has ended, even if you close the shopping cart browser window.

To order certified copies of Patent documents, click here.

The OPR Customer Service Line is: (571) 272-3150 or (800) 972-6382.
Customer Service staff are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

The After Hours Technical Support Line is: (800) 786-9199.
Technical Support staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.