TMEP 401.04: Creation of Application Records

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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401.04    Creation of Application Records

For TEAS applications, the USPTO maintains an electronic record containing all incoming and outgoing documents. See TMEP §402.

For paper applications, the USPTO scans all incoming documents and creates an electronic record.  The USPTO also creates a paper file jacket and places all incoming documents into the file jacket.  The examining attorney works from the electronic record, and outgoing communications are put into the electronic record only.

All applications are electronically routed to the law offices.