37 CFR 10.31
Communications concerning a practitioner's services.
This document contains one section of Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This page was last updated in November, 2005. You may return to the main 37 CFR Index, or to the index for one of the follow parts:
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part 3 (assignments);
part 10 (representation); or
part 200+ (copyrights).
(a)No practitioner shall with respect to any prospective business before the Office, by word, circular, letter, or advertising, with intent to defraud in any manner, deceive, mislead, or threaten any prospective applicant or other person having immediate or prospective business before the Office.
(b)A practitioner may not use the name of a Member of either House of Congress or of an individual in the service of the United States in advertising the practitioner's practice before the Office.
(c)Unless authorized under § 10.14(b), a non-lawyer practitioner shall not hold himself or herself out as authorized to practice before the Office in trademark cases.
(d)Unless a practitioner is an attorney, the practitioner shall not hold himself or herself out:
(1)To be an attorney or lawyer or
(2)As authorized to practice before the Office in non-patent and trademark cases.