Correspondence and Attorney/Domestic Representative Forms

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1. Change Address or Representation (CAR) Form

Preview Change Address or Representation (CAR) Form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the link above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for informational purposes only and not for submitting the form. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on "Change Address or Representation (CAR) Form" at the top of this section.

Use this form to file a:

  • Change of owner's address(es) (resulting in a change of correspondence address if owner is not represented by an attorney)
  • Change of attorney’s address(es) (resulting in a change of correspondence address)
  • Change of attorney bar information
  • Change of domestic representative's address(es)
  • Withdrawal of domestic representative
  • Revocation/appointment of attorney/domestic representative
  • Request to replace attorney of record with another already-appointed attorney 

Do not use this form to change the owner name or transfer ownership: The Change Address or Representation form may not be used to change the applicant's name or to transfer ownership of an application or registration from one party to another. Those actions must be taken through the Assignment Recordation Branch. Use the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) to file an Assignment electronically.

Registrants: Use of this form to change the owner's address will not automatically generate an "updated registration certificate" (URC). To obtain a URC that reflects the new address, you must submit a written Section 7 Request, along with the required fee. See 37 C.F.R. §2.173(e).

Madrid Protocol Applicants/Registrants: Use this form to provide or update an owner/holder email address and domicile address. You must file a change to the name or mailing address of a holder of an extension of protection of an international registration to the United States directly with the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization, through Form MM9. Madrid Protocol Article 9bis. Once the change is recorded in the International Register, the IB will notify the USPTO and the USPTO will update its records.

Change the Owner’s Address:
Use this form to change the owner's email address, mailing address, or domicile address for an application or registration. The USPTO presumes the owner’s mailing address and domicile address are the same unless a separate domicile address is provided.  Information provided in the domicile address field is not publicly viewable, so if your domicile address is different from your mailing address and you want it to be kept private, make sure to enter it in the dedicated field.

Changing the owner's email address will change the correspondence address that the Office will use for formal communication unless the owner is represented by a U.S.-licensed attorney. When the owner is represented, the attorney’s email address will be the correspondence address.

Change the Attorney’s Address or Bar Information:
Use this form if a U.S. licensed attorney has been appointed, you are the appointed attorney, and you must now change your email or physical address or provide your bar information.

In addition, a U.S.-licensed attorney may use the form to remove his or her information from the current attorney and correspondence fields when the power of attorney has ended, such as when the relevant mark has registered or there has been a change in ownership of the mark.

Changing the attorney’s email address will change the correspondence address that the Office will use for formal communication.

Change the Domestic Representative’s Address:
Use this form if a Domestic Representative has been appointed and you must now change the specific email or physical address for that representative.

Replace an Attorney of Record with Another Already-Appointed Attorney:
Use this form if your application or post-registration filing designated a U.S.-licensed attorney as the attorney of record, and also named other appointed or associate attorneys, either in the application or post-registration filing itself or in a separate Power of Attorney. Specifically, this form should be used if the named attorney of record is being replaced by another previously appointed associate attorney (e.g., if the attorney of record is leaving the firm, but the other appointed attorney(s) will continue to represent the applicant).

Signing/submitting the form confirms that you are an attorney previously identified in the application record whose power of attorney has not been revoked by the applicant/registrant.

Revoke or Appoint an Attorney:
The owner of a mark may file and prosecute his or her own application for registration of the mark only if the owner's domicile is within the United States or its territories. Foreign-domiciled owners must appoint and be represented in trademark matters before the USPTO by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. 37 C.F.R. §§2.11 and 11.14. If the applicant's domicile is outside the United States, the applicant must appoint a U.S.-licensed attorney to conduct business on the owner's behalf.

Once the USPTO accepts an appointment of attorney, the USPTO will send future correspondence to (1) the attorney's address listed as part of any new power of attorney, or (2) the mark owner's address, if there is no new attorney.

Who may sign: If the form is being used to revoke the power of attorney for all previously appointed attorneys (i.e., the primary attorney of record and all other appointed attorneys, if any), the form must be signed by the individual applicant/registrant or by a person authorized to legally bind a juristic applicant/registrant (e.g., an officer of a corporation or a partner in a partnership). In this instance, the form may not be signed by the original attorney of record or the new attorney of record. In-house counsel may not revoke or appoint a power of attorney unless he or she is also authorized to legally bind the applicant/registrant (i.e., corporate officer or the equivalent).
The current attorney of record may sign if using the form to:

  • Appoint other U.S.-licensed attorneys or remove an associate attorney previously designated in the application record (i.e., those attorneys identified as "other appointed attorneys" in the record or specified in a previous appointment form). Additionally, if the original attorney of record has already left the firm, but another appointed attorney appeared in the original application or other Power of Attorney, then that person can use this form to add new U.S.-licensed associate(s), remove the original associated attorney, and move up into the "primary attorney" position
  • Add attorney bar information to the record; and/or
  • Make an appearance on behalf of a previously unrepresented applicant or registrant in a pending matter.

Request to Withdraw as Domestic Representative:
Use this form if the applicant has already filed an application with USPTO and has designated a domestic representative by either (1) setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative in the initial application; or (2) filing a separate designation, signed by the applicant or someone with legal authority to bind the applicant, setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative. Specifically, this form should be used if you have been previously designated as the domestic representative and now wish to withdraw from that role for any reason.

2. Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of Record/Update of USPTO's Database After Power of Attorney Ends 

Preview Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of Record/Update of USPTO's Database After Power of Attorney Ends Form [PDF] prior to accessing the electronic version through the link above. Do not attempt to file the PDF version because it is for informational purposes only and not for submitting the request for withdrawal. To prepare and file the electronic form, you must click on "Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of Record/Update of USPTO's Database After Power of Attorney Ends" at the top of this section.

Use this form to:

  • Ask to withdraw as the Attorney of Record for either a pending application or a registered mark. Within this form, you must be able to state clearly the reason(s) for the request to withdraw, and verify that you have taken all required steps (as set out in the body of the form) prior to the submission of the request. 
  • Remove your attorney information from the current attorney and correspondence fields when the power of attorney has ended, such as when the relevant mark has registered or there has been a change in ownership of the mark.

Do not use this form to change or replace an attorney: If the withdrawing attorney of record is being replaced as attorney of record by another previously appointed associate attorney then a Change Address or Representation form should be filed instead.