TMEP 819.01(d): Name and Address for Paper Correspondence

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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819.01(d)    Name and Address for Paper Correspondence

The application must include a name and address to which the USPTO can send paper correspondence. 37 C.F.R. §2.22(a)(5).  The additional fee will be required if this information is omitted. 37 C.F.R. §§2.6(a)(1)(v), 2.22(c).  The application must also include an e-mail address and an authorization for the USPTO to send correspondence by e-mail. 37 C.F.R. §2.22(a)(6); TMEP §819.01(e).  The USPTO will send most official correspondence to the applicant by e-mail, but a paper correspondence address is also required.

If the application includes this information, the applicant will not lose TEAS Plus status if the application is amended to clarify the information or to correct an inadvertent error, as long as the amendment is filed through TEAS or entered by examiner’s amendment.