If I use a representative/law firm to file my trademark application, who will be the owner once it's registered?

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Written by Igor Demcak

Founder & Trademark Attorney

If you file your trademark application through a representative, you (or your company) will still be the owner. Your trademark will list you as the owner and the attorney/law firm as a representative.

This does not bind you to only use the services of the said representative. If you wish, you can change representation during or after the proceedings.

Generally, you'll have to sign a Power of Attorney to grant the attorney/law firm the rights to represent you, but this does not change the nature of trademark ownership. Altering would be possible only by signing a trademark assignment.

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