Participating Offices

United States of America

Title:United States Patent and Trademark Office
Depositing Office:
  • National industrial design applications
  • National patent applications
Depositing Office since:April 20, 2009
Accessing Office:
  • Hague International applications
  • National industrial design applications
  • National patent applications
Accessing Office since:April 20, 2009

Notifications

Date: September 12, 2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notified the International Bureau that USPTO will extend the scope of the DAS digital library of USPTO to Industrial Designs as of October 1, 2018.

In particular, as of October 1, 2018, the USPTO, in its capacity as a depositing office, will begin registering and transmitting design applications (i.e., U.S. design patent application).

In addition, the USPTO notified the following:

  • Communication between the WIPO and the USPTO continues to comply with the Trilateral Document Access (TDA) specification, including the provisions relating to electronic Priority Document Exchange (PDX) system and DAS service as well as the sending of oversized documents on CD or DVD.
  • In its capacity as an accessing office, the USPTO will accept color, grayscale, and black and white PDF format but will convert to and store as black and white TIFF documents. In its capacity as a depositing office, the USPTO will provide priority documents in black and white for utility patent applications and in black and white, color, and grayscale for design patent applications.
  • In its capacity as a depositing office, the USPTO will neither register nor transmit international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty that are filed with the United States Receiving Office.


Date: July 1, 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notified the International Bureau that as from March 18, 2013, and in accordance with paragraph 10 and 12 of the modified Framework Provisions that came into effect on July 1, 2012, and in its capacities as a depositing office and as an accessing office, it began to deposit and retrieve priority documents according to the Access Code Procedure.

In addition, the USPTO notified the following:

  • Communication between the WIPO and the USPTO complies with the Trilateral Document Access (TDA) specification, including the provisions relating to electronic Priority Document Exchange (PDX) system and DAS service as well as the sending of oversized documents on CD or MID.
  • In its capacity as depositing office, the USPTO will neither register nor transmit design applications.
  • In its capacity as depositing office, the USPTO will neither register nor transmit international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty that are filed in the United States Receiving Office.


Date: April 2, 2009

The United States Patent and Trademark Office notified the International Bureau in accordance with paragraph 10 and 12 of the Framework Provisions that it would commence operation as both a depositing Office and an accessing Office with effect from 20 April 2009.

In respect of this notification, the Office specified the following options:

  • Communication beween the International Bureau and the Office would comply with the Trilateral Document Access specification, including the provisions relating to Priority Document eXchange and DAS services, as well as the sending of oversized documents on CD or DVD.
  • As a depositing Office, the Office has adopted Route C from the entry routes set out in the system architecture.