Identity verification for trademark filers

On January 8, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced identity verification for USPTO.gov account holders using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEAS international (TEASi). As part of this one-time verification process, we're leveraging technology provided by ID.me to offer a convenient way to verify your identity and authenticate your USPTO.gov account online at no cost to you. ID.me is a trusted technology company used by numerous government agencies and businesses to provide federally certified compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for Identity Assurance Levels.

Starting April 9, 2022, identity verification will be required for USPTO.gov account holders to file through TEAS and TEASi.

Common questions

Expand the sections below to find answers to common questions about identity verification.