37 CFR 11.401: Truthfulness in statements to others

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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11.401    Truthfulness in statements to others.

In the course of representing a client, a practitioner shall not knowingly:

  • (a) Make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; or
  • (b) Fail to disclose a material fact to a third person when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by a client, unless disclosure is prohibited by § 11.106.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]