A certified copy of registered service mark if an official document of registration by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It can be used to demonstrate proof of ownership and registration. The official document also indicates current status and title of the registered mark.
Trademark title and status is a certified copy of the registered mark, showing an indication of the current status of the mark and current ownership according to trademark records. A copy of the certificate of registration is included with the title and status.
The certified document will contain a certification statement, a seal, and an authorized signature that certifies the document is an official U.S. Trademark Office copy. It will be delivered in paper media format, bound with a paper certification statement containing an official ribbon and seal.
Why It's Important
A Certified copy of registered service mark is the true, original document of registration as issued by the U.S. Trademark Office. It can be often used for the following purposes:
Replace a Lost Original
Keeping the original certificate of service mark registration is important. However, if you have lost or misplaced it you can easily order a certified copy.
Provide Proof of Ownership and Registration
Service mark owners may encounter times when they have to prove they own the mark, or that the mark has been officially registered for specific goods and services. For example, a certified copy can be used to aid in a trademark infringement case, obtain registration in foreign countries, or stop importation of infringing foreign goods by filing it with the U.S. Customs Service.