Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are different types of intellectual property. The USPTO grants patents and registers trademarks.
Trademark is a word, phrase, design, or a combination that identifies your goods or services, distinguishes them from the goods or services of others, and indicates the source of your goods or services.
Patent means technical inventions, such as chemical compositions like pharmaceutical drugs, mechanical processes like complex machinery, or machine designs that are new, unique, and usable in some type of industry.
Apostille and Authentication of Patents and Trademarks
▶️ Step 1: Obtain an original or certified copy of USPTO documents
USPTO document is federally-issued, which should meet the 3 criteria below:
Must be executed by U.S. federal agencies
Must include a legible signature of the official's name, printed name and title, and seal of the agency
Must be on agency letterhead
▶️ Step 2: Order the service that suits your situation.
After obtaining an original or certified copy of Patent and Trademark documents, depending on whether the destination country is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, complete the following steps:
If the destination country is a member country/region (such as Germany, Spain, France, etc.):
Get an Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
Get an Authentication from the U.S. Department of State. (if required)
Get a Legalization from the Embassy.
▶️ Step 3: Mail the following documents to our office.
The checklist below may vary by destination country. Be sure to contact us for confirmation.
2. Embassy's request or application form
We'll fill out this form based on the information you provided to us.
3. Photocopy of Applicant's ID
Acceptable IDs usually refer to Passport, Driver's License, Travel Documents, Green Card, etc.
4. Other documents (if applicable)
American Notary Service Center
7512 Diplomat Drive, Suite 101,
Manassas, VA 20109
Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.
⬇️ Other personal and business documents we provide apostille and authentication services for are:
Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization
Company's Annual report (Statement of information)
Bylaws (Operating Agreements)
Good Standing Certificate
Corporate Stock Ledger
American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at www.usnotarycenter.com, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.