Sec. 2.24. Designation and revocation of domestic representative by foreign applicant.

  1. (a)
    1. (1) If an applicant is not domiciled in the United States, the applicant may designate a domestic representative ( i.e. , a person residing in the United States on whom notices or process in proceedings affecting the mark may be served) by either:
      1. (i) Setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative in the initial application; or
      2. (ii) Filing a separate designation setting forth the name and address of the domestic representative, signed by the applicant, someone with legal authority to bind the applicant ( e.g. , a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a practitioner qualified to practice under 11.14 of this chapter.
    2. (2) If the applicant does not file a document designating the name and address of a person residing in the United States on whom notices or process in proceedings affecting the mark may be served, or if the last person designated cannot be found at the address given in the designation, then notices or process in proceedings affecting the mark may be served on the Director.
    3. (3) The mere designation of a domestic representative does not authorize the person designated to represent the applicant unless qualified under 11.14 of this chapter.
  2. (b) A request to change or revoke a designation of domestic representative must be signed by the applicant, someone with legal authority to bind the applicant ( e.g. , a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a practitioner qualified to practice under 11.14 of this chapter.