MPEP 2920.03
Correspondence Address

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

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2920.03    Correspondence Address [R-07.2015]

37 C.F.R. 1.1066  Correspondence address for a nonprovisional international design application.

  • (a) Unless the correspondence address is changed in accordance with § 1.33(a), the Office will use as the correspondence address in a nonprovisional international design application the address according to the following order:
    • (1) The correspondence address under § 1.1042;
    • (2) The address of applicant’s representative identified in the publication of the international registration; and
    • (3) The address of the applicant identified in the publication of the international registration.
  • (b) Reference in the rules to the correspondence address set forth in § 1.33(a) shall be construed to include a reference to this section for a nonprovisional international design application.

37 CFR 1.1066(a) sets forth how the Office will establish the correspondence address for a nonprovisional international design application in the absence of a communication from the applicant changing the correspondence address. Specifically, 37 CFR 1.1066(a) provides that, unless the correspondence address is changed in accordance with 37 CFR 1.33(a), the Office will use as the correspondence address in a nonprovisional international design application the address according to the following order: (i) the correspondence address under 37 CFR 1.1042; (ii) the address of the applicant’s representative identified in the publication of the international registration; and (iii) the address of the applicant identified in the publication of the international registration.

See MPEP § 601.03(a) for further information regarding changing the correspondence address in an application.