Identity verification for trademark filers

To better protect our customers from scams and fraudulent activities related to the trademark register, earlier this year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced identity verification for account holders who use the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEAS international (TEASi). To complete this one-time process, customers can choose to verify their identities through a paper identity verification process or online via Legal professional support staff, such as paralegals, must use the sponsorship tool and have their identities verified by their sponsoring attorney.

As of August 6, 2022, identity verification is required for account holders to file through TEAS and TEASi. Read our related Director's blog and Federal Register Notice for more information.

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

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