Thursday, May 28, 2015
Notarizing Trademark Instead of Registration
We suggest you abandon your notary plans. First, a U.S. notary won't notarize a screen shot; notaries identify and screen people who sign important documents. Even if you prepare a document containing the trademark image and a statement about how you created it and you sign it, you'll still be wasting your money. Trademark rights are acquired by being the first to use the mark in commerce, not by being the first to create the mark. In any case, the USPTO makes you sign an oath as to the accuracy of the information in the application.