37 CFR 11.203: Evaluation for use by third persons

Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018

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§11.203    Evaluation for use by third persons.

  • (a) A practitioner may provide an evaluation of a matter affecting a client for the use of someone other than the client if the practitioner reasonably believes that making the evaluation is compatible with other aspects of the practitioner’s relationship with the client.
  • (b) When the practitioner knows or reasonably should know that the evaluation is likely to affect the client’s interests materially and adversely, the practitioner shall not provide the evaluation unless the client gives informed consent.
  • (c) Except as disclosure is authorized in connection with a report of an evaluation, information relating to the evaluation is otherwise protected by § 11.106.

[Added 78 FR 20180, April 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]