Modifying the owner name in online forms

Avoid delays and fees

The trademark owner is the legal entity that owns the trademark. If you modify the owner name that appears in any Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) form without explaining why or recording an assignment, you may receive an office action, and your application processing will be delayed until you respond. You might also be required to pay additional fees.

To avoid delays and fees, read the general instructions below when you need to modify the owner name in an online form you are filing. You will also learn about some common modifications to owner name or ownership and how to make them correctly.

Finally, watch our video about assignments and ownership changes to learn about the most common types of ownership changes and how to properly notify the USPTO of each type.