Thursday, December 24, 2015
TESS is Down
The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), and almost every other online service at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been down for over 24 hours. According to the USPTO, a major power outage occurred on Tuesday, December 22 that resulted in damaged equipment and a shutdown in many of the office's online and IT systems. No word yet on a cause. Unfortunately, this outage prohibits me from searching recent trademark filings and updating this blog. As soon as the system are back online, I will be back!