Orders Issued by the Commissioner for Trademarks

The Commissioner for Trademarks possesses the authority to manage and direct all aspects of the activities of the USPTO that affect the administration of trademark operations. This includes the authority to exclude a person from serving as an attorney, correspondent, signatory, or domestic representative in trademark matters before the USPTO, when appropriate.

If, based on a review of the USPTO’s application and registration records, the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks suspects that a party is engaging in unauthorized practice of trademark law or otherwise improper activities before the USPTO, the Commissioner may issue a show-cause order. A show-cause order requires the party receiving it to establish the legitimacy of its activities and to explain why the party should not be excluded from appearing before USPTO. Depending on the party’s response, a show-cause order may be followed by an exclusion order, which formally excludes the party from serving as an attorney, correspondent, domestic representative, and/or signatory in trademark matters before the USPTO.

Below are show-cause orders and exclusion orders issued by the Commissioner for Trademarks, organized by date of issuance.

See 37 C.F.R. §§ 2.17 and 11.14 regarding representation of others before the USPTO in trademark matters. Questions regarding practice before the USPTO may be directed to the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment & Discipline.

2017

  • Exclusion Order Samen Chen [PDF] (21Mar2017)
  • Exclusion Order – Liang Gong [PDF] (21Mar2017)
  • Exclusion Order – Nicholas Wang [PDF] (12Jan2017)
  • Show-Cause Order – Liang Gong [PDF] (12Jan2017)
  • Show-Cause Order – Samen Chen [PDF] (12Jan2017)

2016

  • Exclusion Order – Emilie Bo [PDF] (23Nov2016)
  • Show-Cause Order – Yang Guohua [PDF] (15Nov2016)
  • Show-Cause Order – Emilie Bo [PDF] (19Sept2016)
  • Show-Cause Order – Nicholas Wang [PDF-1] [PDF-2] (19Sept2016)
  • Exclusion Order – Jason Don/Champion Intellectual Property Management [PDF]  (26May2016)
  • Show-Cause Order – Jason Don/Champion Intellectual Property Management [PDF] (26Feb2016)

2015

  • Exclusion Order – Richel Lee [PDF] (06Oct2015)
  • Show-Cause Order – David Lipsker [PDF] (15Sept2015)
  • Show-Cause Order – Andrew Alia [PDF] (21Aug2015)
  • Show-Cause Order – Richel Lee [PDF] (3Aug2015)
  • Show-Cause Order – Grace Chen [PDF] (29June2015)
  • Show-Cause Order – Hubert Chan [PDF] (4June2015)

2014

  • Exclusion Order – Armens Oganesjans [PDF] (22Dec2014)
  • Show-Cause Order – Noemi Fischer [PDF] (10Oct2014)
  • Show-Cause Order – Armens Oganesjans [PDF-1]  [PDF-2] (10Oct2014)

2013

2012

  • Show-Cause Order – Andy Ninh [PDF-1]  [PDF-2] (25Oct2012)
  • Show-Cause Order – Kenneth Ferreyro [PDF] (20Apr2012)
  • Show-Cause Order – Alfred F. Hoyte, Jr. [PDF] (18Apr2012)
  • Show-Cause Order – Bang Shia [PDF-1]  [PDF-2] (23Jan2012)