July 26, 2014

Previously, post-dated Powers of Attorney (POAs) were never a technical issue with the Iranian Trademark Registry. But for the past few months, post-dated POAs are being questioned and even declined acceptance. This can be disastrous in some cases. We therefore urge all our clients and associates to handle the dating of the POA carefully and in close coordination with our firm. Where pre-dated POAs are difficult to obtain, and there are many jurisdictions where it is even considered illegal and quite rightly so, there are alternate ways to resolve this issue such as an accompanying letter on the client’s letterhead. We have this letterhead already formatted for those who cannot organize a properly dated POA.