Identity verification for trademark filers

To protect our customers from scams and fraudulent activities, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires identity verification for account holders who use our trademark filing systems. To complete this one-time process, customers can choose to verify their identities through a paper identity verification process or online via In addition to verifying their identity, legal professional support staff, such as paralegals, must be sponsored by a verified attorney before they can access trademark filing systems.

If you have a filing deadline today and can't verify your identity in time, read our instructions for submitting documents by fax.

Common questions

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