USPTO accelerated to issue e-registration certificate since May 24, 2022

USPTO, the official office for managing patent and trademark registration announced on May 16, it will accelerate to issue e-registration certificate since May 24, which is two days before their previously announcement.

This regulation will provide great benefits for the registers who submitted the application by electronical documents. For those need printed certificate, USPTO accepts the order from its website to send them copy certificates. Registers can place order through its account on USPTO website.

In the past several years, more and more countries provide to registers’ electronic certificates, such as China. This changes not only shorted the time to get the certificate, but also provides great convenience for registers and agents.

Why USPTO did this change?

According to USPTO, it began to issue electronic trademark certificate because lots of registers showed their intent that they would prefer to receive digital trademark certificate rather than a piece of paper certificate. USPTO strengths this charge will accelerate the time for register to get the certificates.

How to receive your certificate?

Traditionally, USPTO will print paper certificates and mail to registers. U.S. trademark certificate is one-page condensed copy of the used registration printed on heavy paper. It includes the main information of trademark, such as the name of the owner, the application data (including the date, the class, the name of the goods or service, etc.) and the signature of an authorized certifying officer. To receiving a paper certificate, generally, registers need to pay the application fee for $15 and delivery fee accordingly. After May 24, USPTO will email your electronical certificate on the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system, and emails registers spontaneously. In the email, registers will see a link to access their certificates upon issue. they can view, download, and print them at any time and in anywhere for free. 

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Post time: May-16-2022