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USPTO event: Webinar: Identity verification for trademark filers

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

All trademark filers will need to verify their identity with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) starting in early 2022. There are several verification options, including a secure electronic process provided by Whether you're a seasoned trademark practitioner or small business owner, register now or this special webinar on December 14, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, to get an overview of identity verification and understand its specific requirements and details, including:

  • Selecting a filing role
  • Electronic verification using
  • Notarized paper form verification
  • Attorney sponsorship for support staff
  • Grace period and electronic signatures

 A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. You may submit your questions before the event to TMFeedback@uspto.goRegister now

This webinar is intended for a general audience. Trademark filers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. We'll also post a recording of the webinar within three weeks of its conclusion. All registrants receive a link to the recording and webinar materials when available.

This webinar does not qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credit.


  • Greg Dodson, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration
  • Matthew Schwab, Staff Attorney, Electronic Filing and Public Web Services

Accessibility and contact

This webinar is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations may be available upon request. For any questions about this webinar, please contact

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