Thursday, September 20, 2018

New examination guide on changes to procedures for certain trademark documents

We issued a new examination guide, “Changes to Procedures Regarding Certain Documents.” It covers new procedures for:
  • Requesting duplicate certificates of registration
  • Submitting letters of protest
The examination guide also covers changes to our internal procedure for email correspondence that is returned to the USPTO as undeliverable.
You can direct questions about this new guide to

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September Inventor Info Chat

The next USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar is Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon ET on "Responding to Pre-Examination Notices.”
Learn tips for more effectively responding to Notices of Missing Parts and Notices of Incomplete Application. Please send your questions to inventorinfochat@uspto.govOne of our patent application processing specialists will answer them during the event.
For more information, including how to register, please visit our InventorInfo Chat - Webinar page on the USPTO website or contact

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Authentication change coming for EFS-Web and PAIR

EFS-Web and Private PAIR users will need to use a new, safer, and simpler login beginning this October. The new method will save time by granting access to multiple USPTO systems with one consolidated sign-in and will eliminate shared credentials by providing practitioner and support staff with their own accounts.
Getting a account is quick and easy. If you don’t already have a account, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the Create an account page.
  2. Enter the email address you will use to sign in, as well as other necessary account information, and follow the prompts.
  3. Opt-in to two-step authentication.
  4. Once the tools are available, set up migration and sponsorship.
If you use Financial Manager, you already have a account:
  1. Just opt-in to two-step authentication.
  2. Once the tools are available, set up migration and sponsorship.
For additional information, please visit Authentication Change for EFS-Web and PAIR.
If you need assistance creating your account, please call the USPTO Contact Center (UCC) at 800-786-9199. For assistance with migration and sponsorship when the tools are available, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at or 866-217-9197.