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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List

ABC – Activity-Based Cost Accounting

ABM – Activity-Based Management

AIPA – American Inventors Protection Act

ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations

ATO – Authority to operate

BPAI – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

C&A – Certification and accreditation

CEAR – Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting

EAST – Examiner Automated Search System

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EPO – European Patent Office

FAS – Foreign Agricultural Service

FASAB – Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FMFIA – Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act

FTA – Free Trade Agreement

FY – Fiscal year

GI – Geographical indication

GPRA – Government Performance and Results Act

GSA – General Services Administration

IFW – Image File Wrapper

IG – Inspector General

IIPI – International Intellectual Property Institute

IP – Intellectual property

IPR – Intellectual property rights

IT – Information technology

JCCT – Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

JPO – Japan Patent Office

KSA – Knowledge, skills, and abilities

OACS – Office Action Correspondence System

OBRA – Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

OHR – Office of Human Resources

OIG – Office of the Inspector General

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

OPF – Official Personnel Files

OPM – Office of Personnel Management

PAIR – Patent Application Information Retrieval

PALM – Patent Application Location and Monitoring

PAR – Performance and accountability report

PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty

PMA – President's Management Agenda

S&T – Science and technology

SCCRR – Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

SCP – Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

SFFAC – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts

SFFAS – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards

TC – Technology Centers

TEAS – Trademark Electronic Application System

TLT – Trademark Law Treaty

TRAM – Trademark Reporting And Monitoring

TRIPs – Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property

TTAB – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

U.S.C. – United States Code

UDRP – Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

UPR – Utility, Plant, and Reissue

USPTO – United States Patent and Trademark Office

USTR – United States Trade Representative

WCT – WIPO Copyright Treaty

WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT – WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WTO – World Trade Organization



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