Can I grant the Power of Attorney digitally?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

Generally speaking - yes, you can grant the Power of Attorney digitally in most cases. Usually, the form is presented to you pre-filled by your legal representative, and all you have to do is sign it. This can be done remotely by printing the document, signing and sending it electronically to your representative. The document is then valid for a specified time stated on it.

An exception can be present in some jurisdictions, where the IP Office requires the notarized or legalized signature on the document. In addition, in some jurisdictions, the IP Office may require submitting the Power of Attorney in person, but this doesn't occur as commonly, and your legal representative should notify you about it.

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