TMEP 1606.10: Designation of Domestic Representative by Foreign Applicant for Renewal Under §9

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1606.10    Designation of Domestic Representative by Foreign Applicant for Renewal Under §9

A renewal applicant who is not domiciled in the United States may set forth the name and address of a United States resident on whom notices or process in proceedings affecting the registration may be served.  The USPTO encourages parties who do not reside in the United States to designate domestic representatives. See15 U.S.C. §1059(c); TMEP §610.

The designation should be signed by the individual registrant, someone with legal authority to bind a juristic registrant (e.g., a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a qualified practitioner.  In the case of joint owners who are not represented by a qualified practitioner, all must sign. 37 C.F.R. §2.193(e)(8); TMEP §611.03(h).