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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD58 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) amends the rules of practice to eliminate the fee for status change from agent to attorney, codify the process for verifying continuing eligibility for recognition of reciprocally recognized foreign trademark agents, and eliminate a typographical error.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 1.21    37 CFR 11.14    37 CFR 11.19   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)(D)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2022 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Final Action Effective  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Howard Reitz
Staff Attorney
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-4097
Fax:571 273-0074