The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced the retirement of its Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) and Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) and the launch of its new Assignment Center. According to the USPTO’s alert, this system will provide one central streamlined location for submitting and tracking all patent and trademark assignment submissions, will give users the most efficient and up-to-date digital tools, and will offer step-by-step guidance and easy-to-use editing capabilities. 

How-to guides on using Assignment Center for patents and trademarks, as well as training videos on each part of the process, are available to help ensure a smooth transition to the new system. You can assess the new Assignment Center and helpful resources here.