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Correspondence and Attorney/Domestic Representative Forms

1. Change of Correspondence Address Form [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form only to change a Correspondence Address, including an e-mail address used for correspondence. To change either an actual Power of Attorney or Appointment of Domestic Representative, use the Revocation of Attorney/Domestic Representative and/or Appointment of Attorney/Domestic Representative form. To change the physical address of the applicant or owner, use the Change of Owner's Address form.

WARNING: The Change of Correspondence Address form and the Change of Owner's Address form may not be used to change the applicant’s name or to transfer ownership of an application or registration from one party to another. Those steps must be done through the Assignments Division. To file an Assignment electronically, click here.


 

2. Change Of Owner's Address Form [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form to change the owner's address for an application or registration (which may be the same as, or differ from, the correspondence address). This form may not be used for applications or registrations based on the Madrid Protocol (Section 66(a) of the Act).

NOTE: Changing the owner's address does not record or effect changes to the applicant's or registrant's name, nor record or effect transfers of ownership of an application or registration from one party to another. You must file such recordals with the Assignments Division. To file an Assignment electronically, click here.
Also, changing the owner's address will not effect changes to the correspondence address that the Office will use unless the owner's address and the correspondence address are identical.  To change the correspondence address for an application or registration, please use the Change of Correspondence Address form.

WARNING: ONLY  the applicant or its attorney is qualified to sign this form requesting a change of the owner's address data.

NOTE TO REGISTRANTS: Use of this form to change the owner's address will not automatically generate an "updated registration certificate" (URC). To obtain an URC that reflects the new address, you must submit a written request for the URC pursuant to §7 of the Act, along with the required fee. See 37 C.F.R. §2.173(e).

NOTE TO MADRID PROTOCOL APPLICANTS: You must file a change to the name or address of a holder of an extension of protection of an international registration to the United States directly with the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization, through Form MM9. Madrid Protocol Article 9bis. Once the change is recorded in the International Register, the IB will notify the USPTO and the USPTO will update its records.


 

3. Change of Domestic Representative's Address [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form only if currently a Domestic Representative has been appointed, and you must now change the specific physical address for that representative.


                      

4. Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of Record/Update of USPTO's Database After Power of Attorney Ends [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form if you are seeking to withdraw as the Attorney of Record for either a pending application or a registered mark. Within this form, you must be able to state clearly the reason(s) for the request to withdraw, and verify that you have taken all required steps (as set out in the body of the form) prior to the submission of the request.  In addition, an attorney may use the form to remove his or her information from the current attorney and correspondence fields when the power of attorney has ended, such as when the relevant mark has registered or there has been a change in ownership of the mark.

NOTE: If the withdrawing attorney of record is being replaced as attorney of record by another previously appointed associate attorney then a “Replacement of Attorney of Record with Another Already-Appointed Attorney” form should be filed instead.

NOTE: For additional information on use of the various online TEAS forms for the withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record, see the Practice Tip.


  

5. Replacement of Attorney of Record with Another Already-Appointed Attorney [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form only if you have already filed an application with the USPTO and have designated an attorney as the attorney of record, and also named other appointed or associate attorneys, either in the application itself or in a separate Power of Attorney. Specifically, this form should be used if the named attorney of record is being replaced by another previously appointed associate attorney (e.g., if the attorney of record is leaving the firm, but the other appointed attorney(s) will continue to represent the applicant). Do not use this form if the applicant is revoking the original power of attorney as to all the listed attorneys and appointing a new attorney.

WARNING: By signing and submitting this form you confirm that you are an attorney previously identified in the application record whose power of attorney has not been revoked by the applicant/registrant.

NOTE: For additional information on use of the various online TEAS forms for the withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record, see the Practice Tip.


 

6. Revocation of Attorney and/or Appointment of Attorney/Domestic Representative [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form to revoke an attorney and/or appoint an attorney or domestic representative.  To revoke a domestic representative, use the "Request to Withdraw as Domestic Representative" form and submit a document revoking the domestic representative.

NOTE: The owner of a mark may file and prosecute his or her own application for registration of the mark, or he or she may be represented by a practitioner qualified under 37 C.F.R. §11.14 to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in trademark cases. 37 C.F.R. §§2.11 and 11.14. If the applicant's address is outside the United States, the applicant may appoint a Domestic Representative, upon whom notice or process in the proceedings affecting the mark may be served. The designation would serve the purpose of bringing a foreign party who takes advantage of the United States trademark registration system under the jurisdiction of the United States legal system. Any juristic entity may serve as a domestic representative.

Once the USPTO accepts the form, the USPTO will send future correspondence to (1) the new correspondence address entered in the form; (2) if no new correspondence address is specified, the attorney’s address listed as part of any new power of attorney; (3) the domestic representative’s address, if one is specified and no new correspondence address is provided and no new attorney is appointed; or (4) the mark owner’s address, if no new correspondence address is specified, there is no new attorney, and no domestic representative has been appointed.

WHO MAY SIGN THIS FORM: If the form is being used to revoke the power of attorney for all previously appointed attorneys (i.e., the primary attorney of record and all other appointed attorneys, if any), the form must be signed by the individual applicant/registrant or by a person authorized to legally bind a juristic applicant/registrant (e.g., an officer of a corporation or a partner in a partnership).  Thus, in these instances, the form may not be signed by the original attorney of record or the new attorney of record.  In-house counsel may not revoke or appoint a power of attorney unless he or she is also authorized to legally bind the applicant/registrant (i.e., corporate officer or the equivalent).    

The current attorney of record may sign if using the form to appoint other associate attorneys or remove an associate attorney previously designated in the application record (i.e., those attorneys identified as “other appointed attorneys” in the record or specified in a previous appointment form).  Additionally, if the original attorney of record has already left the firm, but another appointed attorney appeared in the original application or other Power of Attorney, then that person can use this form to add new associate(s) and then use the “Replacement of Attorney of Record with Another Already-Appointed Attorney" form (#5, above) to remove the original attorney and move up into the “primary attorney” position.

NOTE: For additional information on use of the various online TEAS forms for the withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record, see the Practice Tip.


 

7. Request to Withdraw as Domestic Representative [< This is the direct link to the electronic form.]

Use this form only if the applicant has already filed an application with USPTO and has designated a domestic representative by either (1) setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative in the initial application; or (2) filing a separate designation, signed by the applicant or someone with legal authority to bind the applicant, setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative. Specifically, this form should be used if you have been previously designated as the domestic representative and now wish to withdraw from that role for any reason.

NOTE: For additional information on use of the various online TEAS forms for the withdrawal, removal, replacement, or appointment of an attorney of record, see the Practice Tip.

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