Online forms will comply with new rule requiring representation by U.S.-licensed attorneys and bar information
The online TEAS and TEASi forms will be updated on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET. This update will:
- Ensure our forms comply with the published final rule requiring foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to use an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. Visit our webpage about this change to federal trademark law to find out more about this.
- Include program fixes for TEASi forms.
The rule also requires U.S.-licensed attorneys representing any applicant, registrant, and party in trademark matters to confirm they are an active member in good standing of their bar and provide their bar membership information. The TEAS forms will be updated accordingly.
How to prepare for the TEAS and TEASi forms update
You must file all saved forms and e-signature forms by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 2, 2019, to make sure the data is not lost. If you don’t file these forms by that time, you will have to start the process again with the new forms.
For questions about this TEAS and TEASi release, email TEAS@uspto.gov.
New requirements for forms