The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accelerated the transition to electronic registration certificates. We began issuing electronic registration certificates on May 24, approximately two weeks earlier than previously announced.
The new date accelerated the benefits of the electronic certificates, quickly adjusted for a paper vendor disruption that recently presented, and improved the resiliency of the USPTO to issue trademark registrations going forward.
Registrants are able to order printed presentation copies of their registration certificate.
Why this change occurred
Over the years, many of our customers indicated that they would prefer to receive their trademark registration certificate in a digital format rather than as a paper certificate. In response to this feedback, we began issuing trademark registrations via electronic certificates to anyone whose trademark registers. This change makes certificates more accessible and decreases the time for customers to receive them, while simultaneously furthering the USPTO's efforts to implement beginning-to-end electronic processing for trademark applications.
Receive your official registration
Trademark registration certificates are no longer issued by printing the registration certificate on paper and mailing the certificate to the correspondence address of record. Instead, the registration is issued electronically by the USPTO under electronic signature of the Director and with a digital seal, which serves to authenticate the registration. The USPTO uploads official registration certificates to the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system and emails trademark owners and all email addresses of record a link to access their certificates upon issue. You can view, download, and print a complete copy of your registration certificate at any time and for no charge.
Request a copy of the registration
While the USPTO no longer sends paper registration certificates upon issue, you can order printed copies.
Presentation copies are suitable for display and framing. They are a one-page condensed copy of the issued registration printed on heavy paper. They feature a gold foil seal, identify the owners, display bibliographic data, and indicate the trademark and classes of goods or services, but do not list the goods and services. Presentation copies are not registration certificates or certified copies of the trademark registration.
Some trademark owners are eligible for one free presentation copy. Eligibility depends on what date you filed your initial application and what date your trademark registration issued. If you filed your initial application before May 24, 2022, then you may be eligible. Anyone who filed an initial application on or after May 24, 2022 must purchase a copy.
|Application date||Registration date||Cost|
|Before May 24, 2022||On or after May 24, 2022||Free|
|Before May 24, 2022||August 13, 2013 - May 23, 2022||$25|
|On or after May 24, 2022||Future date||$25|
Presentation copies are only available for registrations that issued on or after August 13, 2013.
Receive a presentation copy
Use the Order Trademark Presentation Copy of Registration Certificate form in TEAS.
Trademark owners can still order a certified copy of their trademark registration for $15. Owners of registrations that issued before August 13, 2013 can only order a certified copy.
This printed copy certifies the trademark’s status and title, and includes the signature of an authorized certifying officer. You can use this copy in connection with legal proceedings and some filings abroad. For more information about ordering certified copies of trademark registrations, visit the USPTO Certified Copy Center.
Find more information
- Read the May 23, 2022 Federal Register Notice
- Read the May 2, 2022 Federal Register Notice
- Read the December 20, 2021 Federal Register Notice
- See the public comments on Regulations.gov
- Read the Commissioner's Blog post