Domestic Representative (Trademark) Law and Legal Definition

If the assignee of a trademark application or trademark registration is not domiciled in the U.S., the assignee should designate a domestic representative in a document filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The designation should state the name and address of a person residing within the U.S. on whom process or notice of proceedings affecting the registration application can be served. Foreign applicants for trademark registration are required to have a domestic representative unless they are also represented by an attorney in the U.S.