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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List


Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List

ABC – Activity Based Cost

ABM – Activity Based Management

AIPA – American Inventors Protection Act

APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations

BPAI – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

CAFTA-DR – Central American Free Trade Agreement – Dominican Republic

CS – Commercial Service

CSRS – Civil Service Retirement System

DOC – Department of Commerce

DOL – Department of Labor

EAST – Examiner Automated Search System

EC – European Communities

EFS – Electronic Filing System

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EPO – European Patent Office

FASAB – Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FAST – First Action System for Trademarks

FECA – Federal Employees’ Compensation Act

FEGLI – Federal Employees Group Life Insurance

FEHB – Federal Employees Health Benefit Program

FERS – Federal Employees Retirement System

FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FICA – Federal Insurance Contributions Act

FMFIA – Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act

FMS – Financial Management Services

FTA – Free Trade Agreement

FY – Fiscal Year

GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO – Government Accountability Office

GI – Geographical Indication

GIPA – Global Intellectual Property Academy

GPRA – Government Performance and Results Act

GSA – Government Services Administration

HCC – Human Capital Council

IACC – International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition

IDS – Information Disclosure Statement

IFW – Image File Wrapper

IG – Inspector General

IIPI – International Intellectual Property Institute

INL – Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

IP – Intellectual Property

IPC – International Patent Classification

IPR – Intellectual Property Rights

IT – Information Technology

JCCT – Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

JPO – Japanese Patent Office

MEPI – Middle East Partnership Initiative

MPAA – Motion Picture Association of America

MTS – Metric Tracking System

OACS – Office Action Correspondence System

OBRA – Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OED – Office of Enrollment and Discipline

OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

OHR – Office of Human Resources

OIG – Office of the Inspector General

OIPE – Office of Initial Patent Examination

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

OPM – Office of Personnel Management

PAIR – Patent Application Information Retrieval

PALM – Patent Application Location and Monitoring

PART – Program Assessment Rating Tool

PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty

PDF – Portable Document Format

PFW – Patent File Wrapper

PHP – Patent Hoteling Program

PMA – President’s Management Agenda

S&T – Science and Technology

SFFAC – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts

SFFAS – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards

SCCRR – Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

SCP – Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

SCT – Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications

SIECA – Secretariat for Central American Integration

SIPO – State Intellectual Property Office

SIRA – Search and Information Resources Administration

STOP! – Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy!

TC – Technology Centers

TCE – Traditional Cultural Expression

TDA – Trilateral Document Access

TEAS – Trademark Electronic Application System

TK – Traditional Knowledge

TLT – Trademark Law Treaty

TRAM – Trademark Reporting and Monitoring

TRIP – Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Right

TTAB – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UPR – Utility, Plant, and Reissue

U.S.& FCS – U.S. & Foreign and Commercial Service

USC – U.S. Code

USEAC – U.S. Export Assistance Center

USPTO – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

USTR – U.S. Trade Representative

WCT – WIPO Copyright Treaty

WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT – WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WTO – World Trade Organization

XML – eXtensible Markup Language


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