A corporate seal is generally used by the companies to imprint documents and official papers. They are also referred to as company seals or common seals. Traditionally, they were used by the law companies to validate and authenticate various documents of other companies. It used to give a legal significance to those documents. Now-a-days, corporate entities are using them for fulfilling two main purposes. One is to certify the documents as deeds and the second is to issue stock certificates to its stock holders.
These corporate seals contain various details like the legal name of the company, the year of establishment and the name of the state in which it exists. They are mostly used to imprint the seal of the company on the documents. It also comes of aid in case you wish to notarize documents like a mortgage, transfer of property, business loan, etc. They actually enhance the image of the corporate and also represent the company’s identity and brand. (more…)