35 U.S. Code § 33 - Unauthorized representation as practitioner
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Whoever, not being recognized to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, holds himself out or permits himself to be held out as so recognized, or as being qualified to prepare or prosecute applications for patent, shall be fined not more than $1,000 for each offense.
Source(July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 796; Pub. L. 93–596, § 1,Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 11a (May 9, 1938, ch. 188, 52 Stat. 342).
This is a criminal statute. The language has been considerably simplified and the upper limit of the penalty is increased.
1975—Pub. L. 93–596substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office”.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment
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