37 CFR 41.101: Notice of proceeding

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

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41.101    Notice of proceeding.

  • (a) Notice of a contested case will be sent to every party to the proceeding. The entry of the notice initiates the proceeding.
  • (b) When the Board is unable to provide actual notice of a contested case on a party through the correspondence address of record for the party, the Board may authorize other modes of notice, including:
    • (1) Sending notice to another address associated with the party, or
    • (2) Publishing the notice in the Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004]