T.M.E.P. § 603.05
Correspondence with Parties Not Domiciled in the United States

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603.05 Correspondence with Parties Not Domiciled in the United States

If an applicant, registrant or party to a proceeding before the USPTO has not clearly stated a preferred correspondence address, the USPTO will process correspondence as follows:

If an applicant, registrant or party to a proceeding before the USPTO has authorized a practitioner qualified to practice before the USPTO in trademark cases under 37 C.F.R. 10.14, the USPTO will send correspondence to that attorney only if: (1) the practitioner has a United States correspondence address, or (2) the practitioner resides in a foreign country but is qualified under 37 C.F.R. 10.14(c). Currently, Canadian attorneys are the only foreign attorneys recognized as meeting the qualification criteria in 37 C.F.R. 10.14(c) (see TMEP §602).

If the applicant, registrant or party is not represented by an attorney qualified under 37 C.F.R. 10.14, and the applicant/registrant/party has appointed a domestic representative, the USPTO will send correspondence to the domestic representative, unless the applicant/registrant/party designates in writing another correspondence address. However, the domestic representative is not authorized to prosecute an application or represent a party in a proceeding before the USPTO, unless the domestic representative is a practitioner qualified under 37 C.F.R. 10.14 to practice before the USPTO in trademark cases. 37 C.F.R. 2.24. See TMEP §604 regarding domestic representatives.

If the applicant, registrant or party is not represented by a practitioner qualified under 37 C.F.R. 10.14, and the applicant/registrant/party does not designate a domestic representative, the USPTO will send correspondence directly to the applicant/registrant/party's foreign address, unless the applicant/registrant/party designates in writing another correspondence address.

See TMEP §603.01(a) regarding correspondence in §66(a) applications.