1110.06 Signature of Request to Divide
A request to divide must be signed by the applicant, someone with legal authority to bind the applicant (e.g., a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a practitioner who meets the requirements of 37 C.F.R. §11.14 (“qualified practitioner”). 37 C.F.R. §§2.87(f), 2.193(e)(2). The ITU/Divisional Unit must ensure that the request to divide is signed by a proper party. If the applicant is represented by a qualified practitioner, the practitioner must sign the request to divide. 37 C.F.R. §§2.193(e)(2)(i), 11.18(a). If the applicant is pro se, the request must be signed by the individual applicant or someone with legal authority to bind a juristic applicant. 37 C.F.R. §§2.193(e)(2)(ii), 11.14(e). See TMEP §§611.06(a)–611.06(h) for more information about persons who have legal authority to bind various types of entities who are not represented by an attorney, and TMEP §§611.05–611.05(c) regarding processing documents signed by someone other than the applicant or the applicant’s designated qualified practitioner.