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Frequently Asked Questions on General Matters

A power of attorney is a legally authenticated document by which the local agent is authorized to represent the applicant for their Intellectual property matters in a specific country.

A sworn translation is an authenticated translated document, while a normal translation is completed by an individual fluent in the language and it does not have to be authenticated.

Apostille: is authentication that verifies the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.

Notarized: is authentication by a notary public who is qualified by the state in the country of which the document was issued.

 Legalization: is an authentication stamp from the embassy of which the country the document will be sent to is used.