Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System Law and Legal Definition

Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System is also known as TICRS. It is a system used within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to scan, store, and provide access to images of papers associated with trademark registrations. When a document is created electronically for a particular application or registration, a copy of that document is automatically transferred to the TICRS file for that application or registration. The TICRS files also include scanned images of submissions pertaining to the application or registration that were created on paper.

TICRS is available to all USPTO employees who are responsible for reviewing submissions from, and transmitting official correspondence to, trademark filers. Similarly, TICRS is also available, free of charge, to all members of the public who visit the USPTO to review papers submitted by the public or issued by the USPTO in connection with trademark applications or registrations.