MPEP 2912
Correspondence in Respect of International Design Applications Filed With the USPTO as an Office of Indirect Filing

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in Januay 2018

Previous: §2911 | Next: §2913

2912    Correspondence in Respect of International Design Applications Filed With the USPTO as an Office of Indirect Filing [R-07.2015]

37 C.F.R. 1.1042  Correspondence respecting international design applications filed with the Office as an office of indirect filing.

The applicant may specify a correspondence address for correspondence sent by the Office as an office of indirect filing. Where no such address has been specified, the Office will use as the correspondence address the address of applicant’s appointed representative (§ 1.1041) or, where no representative is appointed, the address as specified in Administrative Instruction 302.

Hague Administrative Instructions Section 302

Address for Correspondence

Where there are two or more applicants or new owners with different addresses and no representative is appointed, one address for correspondence shall be indicated. Where no such address has been indicated, the address of the person named first shall be treated as the address for correspondence.

Pursuant to 37 CFR 1.1042, the applicant may specify a correspondence address for correspondence sent by the USPTO as an office of indirect filing. The official form (DM/1 form) used for filing an international design application includes boxes for specifying an address to be used for correspondence sent by the International Bureau. See MPEP § 2909.01. Applicants may specify a different address than specified on the DM/1 form for the purpose of correspondence sent by the USPTO as an office of indirect filing. Where no such address has been specified, the Office will use as the correspondence address of applicant’s appointed representative (see 37 CFR 1.1041) or, where no representative is appointed, the address as specified in section 302 of the Administrative Instructions.