TMEP 503.01: Effect of Recording a Document

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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503.01    Effect of Recording a Document

37 C.F.R. §3.54  Effect of recording.

The recording of a document pursuant to §3.11 is not a determination by the Office of the validity of the document or the effect that document has on the title to an application, a patent, or a registration.  When necessary, the Office will determine what effect a document has, including whether a party has the authority to take an action in a matter pending before the Office.