The state’s new system for electronically filing court documents has a new online home: EFileTexas.gov went live today, Dec. 6.
Starting Monday, the old site to access the e-filing system will go offline and anyone who visits TexFile.com will automatically be rerouted to EFileTexas.gov, according to a notice on TexFile.com.
The site changed names partly because of a trademark infringement suit against Tyler Technologies Inc., the company that operates the e-filing system. In that suit, plaintiff TexasFile alleged that TexFile’s name, logo and website infringed on its trademarks. Tyler Technologies denied the allegations but decided to change the name because starting on New Year’s Day, e-filing becomes mandatory in the state’s largest counties due to a Texas Supreme Court e-filing mandate.
Officials don’t expect that the name change will interrupt the e-filing system’s operations.