|F.R.Civ.P. 3. Commencement of Action |
L.R. 3-1 Civil Cover Sheet . All civil actions presented to the Clerk for filing shall be accompanied by a Civil Cover Sheet, in duplicate, completed and signed by the attorney or party presenting the matter. In all cases where jurisdiction is invoked in whole or in part under 28 U.S.C. § 1338 (regarding patents, plant variety protection, copyrights and trademarks), the Clerk shall also be provided at the time of filing with the original and two copies of the required notice to the Patent and Trademark Office in patent, plant variety protection and trademark matters and the original and four copies of the required notice in copyright matters. Copies of the Civil Cover Sheet and the required forms of notice to the Patent and Trademark Office are available from the Clerk.