TMEP 401.03: Data Entry

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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401.03    Data Entry

For applications filed through TEAS, the data provided by the applicant is loaded directly into the Trademark database.

For applications filed on paper, the application documents are scanned and the data is manually entered into the Trademark database, which is used by USPTO employees to obtain information about the location, status, prosecution history, ownership, and correspondence address for applications and registrations.  This information is available to the public through the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval ("TSDR") database, available on the USPTO’s website at