Information for customers affected by postal service interruption from Hurricane Ida


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Information for customers affected by postal service interruption from Hurricane Ida

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has posted a notice​ designating the interruption in service of the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, beginning on Friday, August 27, and in New Jersey, beginning on Thursday, September 2, as a postal service interruption and emergency within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. 21(a) and 37 CFR 1.10(i) and 2.195(d).

The designation provides support for any relevant petition to the Director of the USPTO under 37​ CFR 1.10(i),​ or 2.146 and 2.195(d), to consider correspondence as filed on a particular date. To determine whether a post office has been closed or reopened, or whether postal services have been suspended or resumed in a particular area in Louisiana or New Jersey due to Hurricane Ida, contact the post office directly or visit the USPS’s website.

The designation has no impact on electronic filings at the USPTO.​

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