37 CFR 2.191: Business to be transacted in writing

Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018

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§2.191    Business to be transacted in writing.

All business with the Office should be transacted in writing. The personal appearance of applicants or their representatives at the Office is unnecessary. The action of the Office will be based exclusively on the written record. No attention will be paid to any alleged oral promise, stipulation, or understanding in relation to which there is disagreement or doubt. The Office encourages parties to file documents through TEAS wherever possible, and mandates that documents in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board be filed through ESTTA.

[Added 68 FR 48286, Aug. 13, 2003, effective Sept. 12, 2003; 81 FR 69950, Oct. 7, 2016, effective January 14, 2017]