Starting Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the US Patent and Trademark Office will begin issuing only electronic trademark registration certificates, accessible through the website  Trademark owners will have the option to request paper “presentation” copies of the registration certificates for a fee of $25.  This change represents a cost-savings for the USPTO and will have minimal impact.  Trademark owners already can print a copy of their registration certificate at any time.  Most countries had ceased issuing paper trademark certificates for many years, including Canada.  In the US, the only instance a presentation copy still might be important is as a trial exhibit in a trademark infringement litigation.

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