TMEP 611.03(e): Petitions to the Director

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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611.03(e)    Petitions to the Director

A petition to the Director under 37 C.F.R. §2.146 must be signed by the petitioner, someone with legal authority to bind the petitioner, or a qualified practitioner, in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • If the petitioner is represented by a qualified practitioner, the practitioner must sign; or
  • If the petitioner is not represented by a qualified practitioner, the individual petitioner or someone with legal authority to bind a juristic petitioner must sign.  In the case of joint petitioners, all must sign.

37 C.F.R. §§2.146(c), 2.193(e)(5)–2.193(e)(5)(ii), 11.14(e), and 11.18(a); TMEP §1705.07.