USPTO Trademark System Maintenance Scheduled for Weekend

By U.S.P.T.O.
February 13, 2014

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Electronic System for Trademarks Trials and Appeals (ESTTA) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System (TTABVUE) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 6 a.m., Saturday, February 15. ESTTA, and TTABVUE will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

Additionally, the USPTO will perform system maintenance on the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) beginning at noon on Saturday, February 15 and ending at noon on Sunday, February 16. TEASi will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. A USPTO deadline that falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday within the District of Columbia extends the due date to the next succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. 37 C.F.R. §2.196.

Please also note, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is closed, Thursday, February 13. TEAS and ESTTA remain available for use, and trademark filings therefore can be submitted electronically despite the closure. Any action or fee due on Thursday, February 13, will be considered timely on the next succeeding business day on which the USPTO is open.

Because the TEAS forms cannot be reprogrammed to accept delayed filings, if customers choose to file tomorrow, they will need to employ workaround procedures, which may include filing petitions. Thus, it is strongly recommended that any submissions due today be filed today, if possible.

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