Recordal of the Trademark Assignment with PTO is mandatory.

The trademark shall be assigned through concluding the relevant Deed of Assignment (DOA) by the parties. The Deed of Assignment of a trademark(s) must be registered with the Patent and Trademark Office. Without such registration, the DOA has no effect and assignment is not recorded in the Trademark Register.

The DOA must contain the amount of remuneration (or a provision confirming the existence of a separate agreement in this regard).

The following documents are required for recordal of assignment:

  • Three original Deeds of Assignment signed and sealed by the parties. If the companies do not use stamp, notarization is required;
  • The original Power of Attorney signed and sealed with a stamp by an Assignee.
  • Payment of relevant official fees.

The regular time frame of recordal of trademark assignment is 3-4 months.