Online trademark tools

MyUSPTO

MyUSPTO is your personalized homepage and gateway to your USPTO records. It provides a secure location for you to actively manage your intellectual property portfolio, including easy access to search, file, and status functions. You can even sign up to get email updates when your application status changes.

You can access and customize your MyUSPTO page by signing in through your uspto.gov account. You must have a uspto.gov account to access MyUSPTO. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.

Search database in TESS 

The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) contains the records of all active and inactive trademark registrations and applications. You can search this database for any applied-for or registered trademarks to see if any are conflicting with your trademark. This search will help you decide whether to apply to register your trademark.

We have multiple resources to help you use TESS, including why searching in TESS is important, what to expect from searching, and how to get ready to search, such as the different search options you can use.

File forms in TEAS  

The online Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) is where you fill out and submit all trademark forms and make payments. You can file an application, respond to office actions, update correspondence information, submit registration maintenance and renewal documents, and more.

To complete a form, you must be logged in to your uspto.gov account.

Check status and view documents in TSDR

The Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system allows you to access a trademark application or registration file using the serial or registration number. You can use TSDR to check the status of your application or registration at any time, as well as view, print, and download any documents in your file.

ID Manual

The Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) provides a searchable listing of acceptable identifications of goods or services. These pre-approved descriptions can be used in your initial application to describe and classify your goods or services. Do not use a description if it is not accurate. Misidentifying your goods or services can lead to delays in your application process or prevent you from registering your trademark. You can access the manual before you begin the TEAS initial application form and while you’re in the form.

Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure

The Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) provides guidelines and procedures that examining attorneys are required or authorized to follow when examining trademark applications.

Trademark Official Gazette

The Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG) is a USPTO weekly publication that includes Principal Register trademarks that received preliminary approval from a USPTO examining attorney. Publication in the TMOG begins a 30-day opposition period for these trademarks. Private practice attorneys and professional search firms regularly use this as a resource for their clients.

Design Search Code Manual

The Design Search Code Manual provides a way to search TESS for designs appearing in trademarks. The USPTO assigns all trademarks with design figurative elements one or more six-digit numerical codes for searching purposes. This manual indexes design categories, divisions, and sections that make up these codes. Learn more about our design search codes.