37 CFR 10.31 - Communications concerning a practitioner's services.

§ 10.31 Communications concerning a practitioner's services.
(a) No practitioner shall with respect to any prospective business before the Office, by word, circular, letter, or advertising, with intent to defraud in any manner, deceive, mislead, or threaten any prospective applicant or other person having immediate or prospective business before the Office.
(b) A practitioner may not use the name of a Member of either House of Congress or of an individual in the service of the United States in advertising the practitioner's practice before the Office.
(c) Unless authorized under § 11.14(b), a non-lawyer practitioner shall not hold himself or herself out as authorized to practice before the Office in trademark cases.
(d) Unless a practitioner is an attorney, the practitioner shall not hold himself or herself out:
(1) To be an attorney or lawyer or
(2) As authorized to practice before the Office in non-patent and trademark cases.
[50 FR 5172, Feb. 6, 1985, as amended at 73 FR 59514, Oct. 9, 2008]
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