Why do I need to sign the Power of Attorney to register a trademark?

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Written by Igor Demcak

Founder & Trademark Attorney

Power of Attorney (PoA) is a document with which you are empowering a third party to act on your behalf. During and after the trademark registration process, it gives your legal representative the authority to carry out certain actions, such as responding to office actions or issuing cease & desist letters in your name. Generally, it is viewed as means to protect both parties.

In some jurisdictions, a PoA is mandatory. Fortunately, it can usually be signed digitally and remotely. Only a handful of jurisdictions require notarised PoAs.

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