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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AC91 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Corrections to Representation of Others Before the USPTO 
Abstract: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. This document amends part 11 (Representation of others before the USPTO) of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations to correct any discrepancies. These changes reflect an ongoing effort to provide clear rules regarding recognition to practice, practitioner discipline, and rules of professional conduct. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 11    37 CFR 1    37 CFR 2    37 CFR 42   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)    35 U.S.C. 32   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
NPRM Comment Period End  02/00/2019 
Final Rule  06/00/2019 
Final Rule Effective  08/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Covey
Deputy General Counsel and Director for Enrollment and Discipline
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone:571 272-4097
Fax:571 273-0074
Email: will.covey@uspto.gov