Applying to Use E-Verify Trademark

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On February 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminded employers enrolled in E-Verify that they may apply to post the trademarked E-Verify logo on their website and printed materials [PDF version].

The reason why an employer must first apply to use the E-Verify logo is because the logo is trademarked with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Accordingly, any use of the trademark without express authorization is a violation of trademark law [PDF version].

In order to qualify to use the E-Verify logo, the employer must satisfy the E-Verify trademark guidelines [PDF version (uploaded for reference purposes only)]. If the employer meets the conditions, it may file a license application for use of the E-Verify trademark with the USCIS. When filing an application to use the E-Verify trademark, the employer should look for the most up-to-date version of the form and form instructions on the USCIS website.

While there is no requirement for an E-Verify employer to apply to use the E-Verify trademark if the employer does not intend to use it, the USCIS website provides instructions for those who wish to do so. It is important for any E-Verify employer that does wish to use the trademark to first go through the proper process to obtain approval.

Applying to Use E-Verify Trademark