Learn about upcoming identity verification for trademark filers

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As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the integrity of the U.S. trademark register, all trademark filers will need to verify their identity with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) starting in early 2022. There are several verification options, including a secure electronic process provided by ID.me. Whether you're a seasoned trademark practitioner or small business owner, register now for this special webinar on December 14, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, to get an overview of identity verification and understand its specific requirements and details, including:

  • Selecting a filing role
  • Electronic verification using ID.me
  • Notarized paper form verification
  • Attorney sponsorship for support staff
  • Grace period and electronic signatures

 A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. You may submit your questions before the event to TMFeedback@uspto.gov.

Register now

This webinar is intended for a general audience. Trademark filers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. We'll also post a recording of the webinar within three weeks of its conclusion. All registrants receive a link to the recording and webinar materials when available.

This webinar does not qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credit.


  • Greg Dodson, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration
  • Matthew Schwab, Staff Attorney, Electronic Filing and Public Web Services

Accessibility and contact

This webinar is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations may be available upon request. For any questions about this webinar, please contact TMFeedback@uspto.gov.