NOTE: For an instructional video
providing an overview of the most important issues you should be aware
of when filing a trademark
application, click here.
To file the application electronically, please complete the
Once you submit this application, we will not cancel the filing
or refund your fee. The fee is a
processing fee, which we do not refund even if we cannot issue a
registration after our substantive review.
- Answer the first question below to create an application form
showing only sections relevant to your
- For help at any point, click on any underlined word on any page.
- After answering the first wizard question, click on the CONTINUE
button at bottom of the page.
- Once in the actual form, complete all fields with a
* symbol, since they are mandatory
fields for TEAS filing purposes.
- Validate the form, using the "Validate" button at the end of the
form. If there are errors,
return to the form to make the correction. A "Warning" may be
corrected or by-passed.
- Double-check all entries through the links displayed on the
- You may save your work for submission at a later time by
clicking on the Download Portable Data
button at the bottom of the Validation page.
- When ready to file, use the Pay/Submit button at the bottom
of the Validation page. This will allow
you to choose from three (3) different payment methods: credit card,
automated deposit account, or
electronic funds transfer.
- After accessing the proper screen for payment, and making the
appropriate entries, you will receive
a confirmation screen if your transmission is successful. This
screen will say SUCCESS! and will provide
your assigned serial number.
- You will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your submission,
which will include the assigned serial
number and provide a summary of your submission.
ONCE YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY, THE USPTO WILL
IMMEDIATELY ISSUE AN ELECTRONIC
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT. Please contact
TEAS@uspto.gov if you do not receive this acknowledgment
within 24 hours of transmission.
General trademark information: Please review the information
posted at Where Do I Start.
If you have remaining questions, e-mail
Help: For instructions on how to use the electronic
forms, or help in resolving
technical glitches, please e-mail
Please include your telephone number in your e-mail, so we can
talk to you directly, if necessary. Also,
include the relevant serial number or registration number, if existing.
NOTE: The TEAS Support Team focuses on problems related
to the process of completing the
electronic forms, not on what information would be correct
for entry within a form, or other
broader trademark issues. Please route those types of inquiries to the
Trademark Assistance Center.
However, please be aware that neither group can provide any sort of
information in the nature of "legal
advice." For legal advice, please consider contacting an attorney who
specializes in intellectual property.
Bug Report: If you think there is a "bug" within one of the
electronic forms, please click Bug Report.
For an application with an assigned
serial number, check the Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR) system to view
current status information, as well as the complete prosecution
history. Do not attempt to check the status of a filing until at least
7-10 days after submission of the filing, to allow sufficient time for all USPTO databases
to be updated. You can view all items listed in the prosecution
history section online via the TSDR system, including
all Office actions sent by the USPTO.
WARNING: This form has a session
time limit of 60 minutes. Your "session" began as
soon as you accessed this initial Form Wizard page. If you
exceed the 60-minute time limit,
the form will not validate and you must begin the entire
process again; you can,
extend the time limit. You should
always try to have
all information required to complete the form prior to starting any