Can an attorney be my representative but still file the trademark under my name so I can get the documents under my name?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Yes, definitely. In fact, trademark filings distinguish between owner and representative information for this very purpose (provided the trademark is not self-filed, in that case, the trademark will only include owner details). As you are the owner of the intellectual property in question, your attorney can merely execute certain actions on your behalf. You can also change the representation if you wish (e.g. when renewing your trademark in ten years).

The only practical detail that may change is that your representative might be the first point of contact for the examiner during the registration process. But if your registration is successful, you will receive the documents with your name.

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