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1. Initial application forms

  • To apply for a trademark/servicemark on the Principal Register or a trademark/servicemark on the Supplemental Register
  • To apply for other types of marks (certification, collective, collective membership)

2. Response forms

  • To respond to a Law Office examining attorney letter (an "Office action") (a non-final or final action, including a suspension inquiry/letter of suspension or a request to submit a "substitute form" where the wrong form type was initially filed)
  • To respond to an Intent-to-Use Unit (ITU) Office action
  • To respond to a Post-Registration Division Office action
  • To respond to a Petitions Office letter 

3. Intent-to-use (ITU) forms

  • To file a Statement of Use (SOU) and convert an ITU application to actual use after a notice of allowance (NOA) issues
  • To file an extension request after a NOA issues
  • To file an Amendment to Allege Use (AAU) and convert an ITU application to actual use before a NOA issues
  • To respond to an Intent-to-Use Unit Office action

Note: To file a new application having an “intent-to-use” filing basis, you must access the forms at #1 above.

4. Post-approval/publication/post-notice of allowance (NOA) amendment forms

  • To request amendment after an application has been approved for publication or actually published
  • To request amendment after an extension of time to oppose has been filed
  • To request amendment after a notice of allowance (NOA) has issued
  • To delete a Section 1(b) basis after a NOA issue
  • To file a petition to amend the basis of an application after publication 

Get more information on actions you can take after a Notice of Allowance has issued (such as filing a request to divide).

5. Correspondence and attorney/domestic representative forms

  • To file a change of correspondence address 
  • To file a change of owner's address
  • To file a change of domestic representative's address
  • To file a withdrawal of attorney or domestic representative
  • To file a revocation/appointment of attorney/domestic representative
  • To file a request to replace attorney of record with another already-appointed attorney 

Get more information on using various online TEAS forms for withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record

6. Petition forms

  • To file a petition to revive an abandoned application
  • To file a petition to amend the basis of an application after publication 
  • To file a petition to the Director under Trademark Rules 2.146 and 2.148
  • To file a letter of protest and similar matters
  • To file a response to a Petitions Office letter

7. Miscellaneous forms

  • To file a voluntary amendment prior to publication that is not in response to USPTO Office action/Letter
  • To file a request that the application examination process be terminated (an "express abandonment") 
  • To file a request to divide an application NOT filed with an allegation of use (to file WITH an allegation of use, see the overall category "Intent-to-use (ITU) forms," above) 

8. Registration maintenance/renewal/correction forms

  • To make required maintenance filings between the 5th and 6th year after the registration date (Section 8)
  • To make required maintenance filings between the 9th and 10th year after the registration date (Section 8 & 9) 
  • To claim that a mark is now incontestable (Section 15)
  • To request amendment or correction of a registration certificate (Section 7)
  • To surrender a registration
  • To request to divide a registration
  • To file a Section 12(c) affidavit
  • To submit the required maintenance filings under Section 71 for a registered extension of protection (Madrid Protocol) 
  • To respond to a Post-Registration Division Office action 

9. Assignment forms

To file assignments, name changes, and other conveyances of title 

10. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board forms

To file all submissions to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; e.g., oppositions, cancellations, notices of appeal after final actions. 

11. Madrid Protocol forms

  • To file an application for International Registration 
  • To file a subsequent designation
  • To file a response to notice of irregularity
  • To file a request for replacement
  • To file a request for transformation 

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System availability

Check current server status and planned outages before beginning the filing process. Eastern Time controls for purposes of determining whether your TEAS filing was timely filed. Any submission that arrives as of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will be given that day's filing date regardless of the USPTO's regular business hours. If you have a filing due today and the document cannot be filed via TEAS, you must use an alternative method of filing to ensure that the document is timely received by the USPTO.

Upload schedule

Most filings made through TEAS are uploaded into the USPTO's Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system within four to five business days. If that amount of time has passed and your filing is still not appearing, please email TSDR@uspto.gov. However, if the problem specifically relates to an electronic filing issue, email TEAS@uspto.gov.

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