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§ 232.6 Representation of business entities.

For purposes of this part:

(a) Definition. A business entity is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or unincorporated association.

(b) Appearance of a business entity. A business entity may appear before the Copyright Claims Board (Board) through -

(1) A member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, or any territory or commonwealth of the United States;

(2) A law student who meets the requirements set forth in 37 CFR 234.1;

(3) An owner, partner, officer, or member, of the business entity; or

(4) An authorized employee.

(c) Certification. Someone appearing before the Board in a proceeding to represent a business entity in that proceeding pursuant to paragraph (b)(3) or (4) of this section shall certify that they are an authorized agent of the business entity and may bind that entity in the proceeding pending before the Board. If the representative qualifies only as an authorized employee under paragraph (b)(4) of this section, then within 30 days of the authorized employee's initial appearance, the representative also must submit written authorization, signed by an owner, partner, officer, or member of the business entity under penalty of perjury, stating that the representative may bind that entity on matters pending before the Board. A valid certification under this subsection shall remain effective throughout the proceeding, so long as the representative continues to be authorized by the business entity.

(d) Subject to standards of professional conduct. Representatives of business entities who appear pursuant to paragraph (b)(3) or (4) of this section are equally subject to the standards of conduct as any other party representative.

Source: GPO Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) (
Data current as of 08/11/2022