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File a patent application online with EFS-web
Single interface replacement for EFS-Web, Private PAIR and Public PAIR
Check patent application status with Patent Center and Private PAIR
Pay maintenance fees and learn more about filing fees and other payments
Resolve disputes regarding patents with PTAB
View international patent filings
File a trademark application and other documents online through TEAS.
Check trademark application status and view all documents associated with an application/registration.
Trademark fees and payment
Learn about our current legislative initiatives.
Find out how to protect intellectual property in other countries.
Find upcoming programs related to IP policy and international affairs
Registered patent practitioners are individuals who have passed the USPTO’s registration exam and met the qualifications to represent patent applicants before the USPTO. Trademark practitioners are attorneys who are active members in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any State.
The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) administers the registration exam and maintains a roster of current patent practitioners. OED also investigates grievances submitted against practitioners, provides public information about disciplinary actions against practitioners, coordinates a nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program for under-resourced inventors seeking free legal help, and administers a Law School Clinic Certification Program where law students gain experience in intellectual property law.
Review information regarding the registration exam.
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