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Electronic Trademark Assignment System

Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)

The Assignment Services Division (ASD) of the Office of Public Records presents the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS).

Using ETAS, you create and submit a Trademark Assignment Recordation Coversheet by completing on-line web forms and attaching the supporting legal documentation as black and white TIFF or PDF for submission via the Internet.

Assignment information provided by the user will be recorded as provided and will not be verified or modified by the USPTO.


All forms filed via ETAS will be marked with an U.S. Eastern Time timestamp when received on the USPTO server. Upon completion of the fee payment process, a Confirmation of Receipt will be displayed and the EST time stamp will then be applied to the submission. The time stamp applied by the ETAS server is the time of official USPTO receipt.

Payments may be made using a credit card, electronic fund transfer (EFT) or through an existing USPTO deposit account. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover.


ETAS works with NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR [Version 4.7 or later] or MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER for WINDOWS [Version 4.0 or later]. Supporting documentation attached to the Trademark Assignment Recordation Coversheet must be in TIFF or PDF format, letter size (8.5"x11"), 300 dpi, portrait orientation and black and white.


For general information about electronic filing, please telephone the Assignment Services Division Customer Service Desk at, 571-272-3350 during regular business hours or e-mail your question(s) to If you need help in resolving technical problems, you may also e-mail us at We will respond to your e-mail inquiry within 2 business days. Please include a telephone number in your e-mail.


The information collected on these forms allows the ASD to officially record an assignment. Recorded assignment information will be made public.

The collection of information is required by 15 U.S.C. §§ 1057 and 1060 and is used by public to submit (and by the USPTO to process) trademark assignment recordation requests using the Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS). This collection is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete, including gathering the necessary information, filling out the online forms, and submitting the completed request to the USPTO. Any comments on the amount of time you require to complete this request and/or suggestions for reducing this burden should be sent to the Manager of the Assignment Division, USPTO, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Please click here to access ETAS forms