TMEP 705.06: Reviewing and Signing of Letters

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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705.06    Reviewing and Signing of Letters

Examining attorneys must review and sign every Office action using an electronic signature.  The signature block should include the name, title, law office, telephone number, and e-mail address of the examining attorney.  Thus, the signature block for an Office action issued by an examining attorney should be set forth as follows:

/Examining attorney’s full name/

Trademark Examining Attorney

Law Office xxx

(571) xxx-xxxx

If an examining attorney does not have signatory authority, he or she must sign the action and refer it to an authorized signatory examining attorney, who will review and approve the action.  Review by a reviewer should ordinarily be done within two working days after receipt from the non-signatory examining attorney.