PART 10 REPRESENTATION OF OTHERS BEFORE THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
This index of the PTO regulations is divided into the following parts:
PART 10 DEFINITIONS AND COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINE
Section 10.1 Definitions.
Section 10.2 Reserved.
Section 10.3 Reserved.
Section 10.4 Committee on Discipline.
Section 10.5 Reserved.
INDIVIDUALS ENTITLED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Section 10.11 Removing names from the register.
Section 10.14 Individuals who may practice before the Office in trademark and other non-patent cases.
Section 10.15 Refusal to recognize a practitioner.
Section 10.18 Signature and certificate for correspondence filed in the Patent and Trademark Office.
Section 10.19 [Reserved]
PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Section 10.20 Canons and Disciplinary Rules.
Section 10.21 Canon 1.
Section 10.22 Maintaining integrity and competence of the legal profession.
Section 10.23 Misconduct.
Section 10.24 Disclosure of information to authorities.
Section 10.25 - 10.29 [Reserved]
Section 10.30 Canon 2.
Section 10.31 Communications concerning a practitioner's services.
Section 10.32 Advertising.
Section 10.33 Direct contact with prospective clients.
Section 10.34 Communication of fields of practice.
Section 10.35 Firm names and letterheads.
Section 10.36 Fees for legal services.
Section 10.37 Division of fees among practitioners.
Section 10.38 Agreements restricting the practice of a practitioner.
Section 10.39 Acceptance of employment.
Section 10.40 Withdrawal from employment.
Section 10.46 Canon 3.
Section 10.47 Aiding unauthorized practice of law.
Section 10.48 Sharing legal fees.
Section 10.49 Forming a partnership with a non-practitioner.
Section 10.56 Canon 4.
Section 10.57 Preservation of confidences and secrets of a client.
Section 10.61 Canon 5.
Section 10.62 Refusing employment when the interest of the practitioner may impair the practitioner's independent professional judgment.
Section 10.63 Withdrawal when the practitioner becomes a witness.
Section 10.64 Avoiding acquisition of interest in litigation or proceeding before the Office.
Section 10.65 Limiting business relations with a client.
Section 10.66 Refusing to accept or continue employment if the interests of another client may impair the independent professional judgment of the practitioner.
Section 10.67 Settling similar claims of clients.
Section 10.68 Avoiding influence by others than the client.
Section 10.76 Canon 6.
Section 10.77 Failing to act competently.
Section 10.78 Limiting liability to client.
Section 10.83 Canon 7.
Section 10.84 Representing a client zealously.
Section 10.85 Representing a client within the bounds of the law.
Section 10.86 [Reserved]
Section 10.87 Communicating with one of adverse interest.
Section 10.88 Threatening criminal prosecution.
Section 10.89 Conduct in proceedings.
Section 10.92 Contact with witnesses.
Section 10.93 Contact with officials.
Section 10.100 Canon 8.
Section 10.101 Action as a public official.
Section 10.102 Statements concerning officials.
Section 10.103 Practitioner candidate for judicial office.
Section 10.110 Canon 9.
Section 10.111 Avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.
Section 10.112 Preserving identity of funds and property of client.
INVESTIGATIONS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
Section 10.130 Reprimand, suspension or exclusion.
Section 10.131 Investigations.
Section 10.132 Initiating a disciplinary proceeding; reference to an administrative law judge.
Section 10.133 Conference between Director and practitioner; resignation.
Section 10.134 Complaint.
Section 10.135 Service of complaint.
Section 10.136 Answer to complaint.
Section 10.137 Supplemental complaint.
Section 10.138 Contested case.
Section 10.139 Administrative law judge; appointment; responsibilities; review of interlocutory orders; stays.
Section 10.140 Representative for Director or respondent.
Section 10.141 Filing of papers.
Section 10.142 Service of papers.
Section 10.143 Motions.
Section 10.144 Hearings.
Section 10.145 Proof; variance; amendment of pleadings.
Section 10.149 Burden of proof.
Section 10.150 Evidence.
Section 10.151 Depositions.
Section 10.152 Discovery.
Section 10.153 Proposed findings and conclusions; post- hearing memorandum.
Section 10.154 Initial decision of administrative law judge.
Section 10.155 Appeal to the Commissioner.
Section 10.156 Decision of the Commissioner.
Section 10.157 Review of Commissioner's final decision.
Section 10.158 Suspended or excluded practitioner.
Section 10.159 Notice of suspension or exclusion.
Section 10.160 Petitioner for reinstatement.
Section 10.161 Savings clause.
Section 10.170 Suspension of rules.