37 CFR 2.105
Notification to parties of opposition proceeding(s).

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§2.105 Notification to parties of opposition proceeding(s).

(a)
When an opposition in proper form has been filed and the correct fee has been submitted, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board shall prepare a notification, which shall identify the title and number of the proceeding and the application involved and shall designate a time, not less than thirty days from the mailing date of the notification, within which an answer must be filed.
(b)
The Board shall forward a copy of the notification to opposer, as follows:
(1)
If the opposition is transmitted by an attorney, or a written power of attorney is filed, the Board will send the notification to the attorney transmitting the opposition or to the attorney designated in the power of attorney, provided that the person is an "attorney" as defined in § 10.1(c) of this chapter.
(2)
If opposer is not represented by an attorney in the opposition, but opposer has appointed a domestic representative, the Board will send the notification to the domestic representative, unless opposer designates in writing another correspondence address.
(3)
If opposer is not represented by an attorney in the opposition, and no domestic representative has been appointed, the Board will send the notification directly to opposer, unless opposer designates in writing another correspondence address.
(c)
The Board shall forward a copy of the opposition and any exhibits with a copy of the notification to applicant, as follows:
(1)
If the opposed application contains a clear indication that the application is being prosecuted by an attorney, as defined in § 10.1(c) of this chapter, the Board shall send the documents described in this section to applicant's attorney.
(2)
If the opposed application is not being prosecuted by an attorney but a domestic representative has been appointed, the Board will send the documents described in this section to the domestic representative, unless applicant designates in writing another correspondence address.
(3)
If the opposed application is not being prosecuted by an attorney, and no domestic representative has been appointed, the Board will send the documents described in this section directly to applicant, unless applicant designates in writing another correspondence address.