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Powers of Attorney

Power of Attorney forms for patent or trade mark applications in other countries often must be signed in the presence of a notary. The normal charge for this service is $80. If a notarial certificate is required, there is an additional charge of $50.

A “Power of Attorney” in this context is simply a document appointing a patent or trade mark firm to represent the applicant in another country. Some countries (such as Australia) do not require any forms for appointing a patent or trade mark firm; other countries require only a signed form; but many countries require a full Power of Attorney, signed by the applicant or an authorised officer of the applicant company in the presence of a notary.