[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 42758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17166]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2013-0036]


Extension of Comment Period for Request of the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office for Public Comments: Voluntary Best 
Practices Study

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'') is 
extending until August 21, 2013, the period for public comment 
regarding the processes, data metrics, and methodologies that could be 
used to assess the effectiveness of cooperative agreements and other 
voluntary initiatives to reduce intellectual property infringement that 
occurs on-line--such as copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. 
The USPTO is extending the public comment period to ensure stakeholders 
have adequate time to submit complete responses.

DATES: To be ensured of consideration written comments should be 
received on or before August 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted electronically via 
http://www.regulations.gov, docket number PTO-C-2013-0036. Submissions 
should contain the term ``Voluntary Best Practices Study.'' The 
regulations.gov Web site is a Federal E-Government Web site that allows 
the public to find, review and submit comments on documents that have 
published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. 
Submissions filed via the regulations.gov Web site will be available to 
the public for review and inspection. For this reason, please do not 
include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as 
sensitive personal information or proprietary business information.
    If you are unable to provide submissions to regulations.gov, you 
may contact the Office of Chief Economist by telephone at (571) 272-
6900, or by email at saurabh.vishnubhakat@uspto.gov, to arrange for an 
alternate method of transmission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Expert Advisor, 
Office of Chief Economist, by telephone at (571) 272-6900, or by email 
at saurabh.vishnubhakat@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 20, 2013, the USPTO published a 
request for comments on the processes, data metrics, and methodologies 
that could be used to assess the effectiveness of cooperative 
agreements and other voluntary initiatives to reduce intellectual 
property infringement that occurs on-line--such as copyright piracy and 
trademark counterfeiting. The USPTO is now extending the period for 
submission of public comments until August 21, 2013.

    Dated: July 12, 2013.
Teresa Stanek Rea,
Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-17166 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]
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