United States Code/Title 35/Chapter 2/Section 25

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Title 35, Chapter 2, Section 25. Declaration in lieu of oath

Section 25. Declaration in lieu of oath

(a) The Director may by rule prescribe that any document to be filed in the Patent and Trademark Office and which is required by any law, rule, or other regulation to be under oath may be subscribed to by a written declaration in such form as the Director may prescribe, such declaration to be in lieu of the oath otherwise required.

(b) Whenever such written declaration is used, the document must warn the declarant that willful false statements and the like are punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both (18 U.S.C. 1001).

SourceEdit

(Added Pub. L. 88-292, Sec. 1, Mar. 26, 1964, 78 Stat. 171; amended Pub. L. 93-596, Sec. 1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949; Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(9) [title IV, Sec. 4732(a)(10)(A)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A-582; Pub. L. 107-273, div. C, title III, Sec. 13206(b)(1)(B), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1906.)

AmendmentsEdit

2002Edit

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-273 made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106-113. See 1999 Amendment note below.

1999Edit

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106-113, as amended by Pub. L. 107- 273, substituted “Director” for “Commissioner” in two places.

Effective Date af 1999 AmendmentEdit

Amendment by Pub. L. 106-113 effective 4 months after Nov. 29, 1999, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, Sec. 4731] of Pub. L. 106-113, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

1975Edit

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-596 substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office”.

Effective Date of 1975 AmendmentEdit

Amendment by Pub. L. 93-596 effective Jan. 2, 1975, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93-596, set out as a note under section 1111 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.