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 offer two different methods for customers to verify their identities: a paper identity verification process and online via ID.me

We have postponed the deadline for USPTO.gov account holders to verify their identity in order to file through TEAS and TEASi. The previous deadline for mandatory verification would have been April 9, 2022. We'll announce a new deadline when appropriate and with reasonable notice.

Common questions

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