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Registration Open for the 2023 Qualifying Examinations 

Class 3 agents-in-training can now register to write the 2023 Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination (TMAQE) and Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE). Potential candidates should review exam information on our website to validate their eligibility information and access the registration form. The deadline to register is August 11, 2023 for the TMAQE and September 15, 2023 for the PAQE. 

Review Exam Information 

Fill in the Registration Form 


To prepare candidates for the exams, CPATA provides resources such as Candidate Guides and sample exams and holds Candidate Orientation sessions. 

Consult exam preparation resources 

Register for the TMAQE Candidate Orientation 

Register for the PAQE Candidate Orientation 


Important Dates TMAQE 

  • Examination registration deadline: August 11, 2023 
  • Accommodation request deadline: August 25, 2023  
  • Candidate Orientation: September 5, 2023, 2pm – 4pm ET  
  • Live Proctor Check-in: September 11 – 15, 2023  
  • Examination Dates: 
    • Part A: September 19, 2023; 1pm – 4pm ET 
    • Part B: September 20, 2023; 1pm – 4pm ET  


Important Dates PAQE 

  • Examination registration deadline: September 15, 2023 
  • Accommodation request deadline: September 29, 2023  
  • Candidate Orientation: October 3, 2023, 2pm – 4pm ET  
  • Live Proctor Check-in: October 16-20, 2023  
  • Examination Dates: 
    • Paper A: October 23, 2023; 1pm – 5pm ET 
    • Paper B: October 24, 2023; 1pm – 5pm ET 
    • Paper C: October 25, 2023; 1pm – 5pm ET 
    • Paper D: October 26, 2023; 1pm – 5pm ET 


You must e-mail no later than the exam registration deadlines if you: 

  • have completed the 24-month training requirement by the date the exams are written, but are not going to attempt the 2023 examinations to request a waiver 
  • will still be in progress with the 24-month training requirement by the date the exams are written to confirm that you are still in training  


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