- (a) Subject to the requirements of §§ 11.701 and 11.703, a practitioner may advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media.
A practitioner shall not give anything
of value to a person for recommending the practitioner’s services
except that a practitioner may:
- (1) Pay the reasonable costs of advertisements or communications permitted by this section;
- (2) [Reserved]
- (3) Pay for a law practice in accordance with § 11.117; and
Refer clients to another
practitioner or a non-practitioner professional pursuant to
an agreement not otherwise prohibited under the USPTO Rules
of Professional Conduct that provides for the other person to
refer clients or customers to the practitioner, if:
- (i) The reciprocal referral agreement is not exclusive, and
- (ii) The client is informed of the existence and nature of the agreement.
- (c) Any communication made pursuant to this section shall include the name and office address of at least one practitioner or law firm responsible for its content.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]