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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AC91 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO 

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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2020 
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Final Rule Effective  01/00/2021 
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