TMEP 305.01: Mailing Addresses

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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305.01    Mailing Addresses

Documents filed through TEAS are automatically sent to the appropriate location.

For trademark-related documents filed on paper, except for documents sent to the Assignment Recordation Branch for recordation, requests for copies of trademark documents, and certain documents filed under the Madrid Protocol (listed below), all trademark-related correspondence that is mailed to the USPTO should be addressed to:

Commissioner for Trademarks

P.O. Box 1451




The names of individual employees should not be placed on the envelopes in which official communications are sent to the USPTO.  Envelopes may be marked "Attention:  Trademark Examining Operation."  Responses to Office actions should include the name of the examining attorney in the heading.

Documents Filed Under the Madrid Protocol

International applications under 37 C.F.R. §7.11, subsequent designations under 37 C.F.R. §7.21, responses to irregularity notices under 37 C.F.R. §7.14, requests to record changes in the International Register under 37 C.F.R. §§7.23 and 7.24, requests for transformation under 37 C.F.R. §7.31, requests to note replacement under 37 C.F.R. §7.28,and petitions to the Director to review the actions of the USPTO’s Madrid Processing Unit, when filed by mail, must be mailed to:

Madrid Processing Unit

600 Dulany Street




37 C.F.R. §§2.190(e), 7.4(b).

Documents to be Recorded in Assignment Recordation Branch

To expedite processing, the USPTO recommends filing requests to record documents through the USPTO website, at  Documents filed electronically are recorded much faster than their paper counterparts.  Unless they are filed together with new applications, paper documents and cover sheets to be recorded in the Assignment Recordation Branch should be sent to Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, P. O. Box 1450, Alexandria VA  22313‑1450. 37 C.F.R. §§2.190(c), 3.27.

Requests for Copies of Trademark Documents

Copies of trademark documents can be ordered through the USPTO website at  Requests for copies of documents can also be faxed or e-mailed to the USPTO, with an authorization to charge the fee to a credit card or USPTO deposit account.  See TMEP §111 for additional information.

All other requests for certified or uncertified copies of trademark documents should be sent to:  Mail Stop Document Services, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, P. O. Box 1450, Alexandria VA  22313‑1450. 37 C.F.R. §2.190(d).