37 CFR 11.507: Responsibilities regarding law-related services

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

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11.507    Responsibilities regarding law-related services.

A practitioner shall be subject to the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct with respect to the provision of law-related services if the law-related services are provided:

  • (a) By the practitioner in circumstances that are not distinct from the practitioner’s provision of legal services to clients; or
  • (b) In other circumstances by an entity controlled by the practitioner individually or with others if the practitioner fails to take reasonable measures to assure that a person obtaining the law-related services knows that the services are not legal services and that the protections of the client-practitioner relationship do not exist.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]