In the Matter of Daoyou Tim Liu

On February 2, 2023, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals entered a Judgment of Suspension against Houston attorney Daoyou Tim Liu, 54, State Bar of Texas Card No. 24076878.  On August 9, 2022, an Initial Decision on Default Judgment was issued in the case styled In the Matter of Daoyou Tim Liu, Respondent, Proceeding No. D2022-03, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Before the Administrative Law Judge in which Liu was found to have violated 37 C.F.R. §§ 11.103, 11.303(a)(1), 11.303(a)(3), 11.801(b), 11.804(c), and 11.804(d).  The Initial Decision on Default Judgment became final when Liu failed to file an appeal to the USPTO Director with thirty days pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 11.55.  As a sanction, Liu was ordered excluded from practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in patent, trademark, and other non-patent matters.  Liu is suspended from the practice of law in Texas for five years, beginning March 4, 2023 and extending through March 3, 2028.  BODA Case No. 67306.


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Reciprocal Discipline
Date Filed: 
Friday, November 11, 2022
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Friday, January 27, 2023
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