37 CFR 11.705: Firm names and letterheads

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

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11.705    Firm names and letterheads.

  • (a) A practitioner shall not use a firm name, letterhead or other professional designation that violates § 11.701. A trade name may be used by a practitioner in private practice if it does not imply a connection with a government agency or with a public or charitable legal services organization and is not otherwise in violation of § 11.701.
  • (b) [Reserved]
  • (c) The name of a practitioner holding a public office shall not be used in the name of a law firm, or in communications on its behalf, during any substantial period in which the practitioner is not actively and regularly practicing with the firm.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]