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In our increasingly international business environment, cross-border litigation is becoming far more common, and that means the need for litigation translation is greater than ever before. The recent sparring between Samsung and Apple is a reminder that high-stakes matters often involve companies based in different countries, speaking different languages.
There is a lot of confusion about what certified translation means, a subject we addressed in a previous post. But a reader recently asked about the difference between a certified translation and ISO certified translation, so we wanted to take the opportunity to clarify the issue.
Since there is a great deal of confusion about what a certified translation is, we wanted to take a moment to clear up some common misconceptions. In the U.S., a certified translation consists of the translation itself accompanied by a signed statement by the translator or translation company affirming that the translated text is an…