[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 58097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23135]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2012-0029]


Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Inquiry Regarding 
Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION:  Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or 
``Office'') is extending until October 22, 2012, the period for public 
comment regarding possible adjustments to trademark application filing 
fees. The USPTO is considering such adjustments so as to promote 
efficiency for the USPTO and customers by incentivizing complete 
electronic communication.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that comments be submitted via electronic 
mail message to TMFRNotices@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be 
submitted by mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; by hand delivery 
to the Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison 
Building-East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention 
Cynthia C. Lynch; or by electronic mail message via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. See the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site (http://www.regulations.gov) for additional instructions on providing comments 
via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All comments submitted directly to 
the Office or provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal should include 
the docket number (PTO-T-2012-0029). The comments will be available for 
public inspection on the USPTO's Web site at http://www.uspto.gov, and 
will also be available at the Office of the Commissioner for 
Trademarks, Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia. Because comments will be made available for public 
inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as 
an address or phone number, should not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy 
Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, at (571) 272-8742.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 16, 2012, the USPTO published a 
notice of inquiry to provide the public, including user groups, with an 
opportunity to comment on possible adjustments to trademark application 
fees (77 FR 49426 (August 16, 2012)). The notice invited the public to 
submit written comments on the possible adjustments on or before 
October 15, 2012. The USPTO is now extending the period for submission 
of public comments until October 22, 2012.

    Dated: September 13, 2012.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-23135 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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