[Federal Register: December 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 238)]
[Page 77347]
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United States Patent and Trademark Office

RIN 0651-AB25

Reopening of the Time Period for Acceptance of Comments on 
Preliminary Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in 
Civil and Commercial Matters

AGENCY: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Reopening of time period for acceptance of comments.


SUMMARY: On Tuesday, October 17, 2000, the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office published a notice seeking comments on a convention 
being negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law 
that is designed to create common jurisdictional rules for 
international recognition and enforcement of judgments issued under 
these rules (65 F.R. 61306 (2000)). Interested members of the public 
were invited to present written comments on the topics outlined in the 
Issues for Public Comment section of the Notice by December 1, 2000. 
This notice reopens the time period for submission of comments. 
Comments will be accepted through January 12, 2001.

EFFECTIVE DATE: All comments are due by January 12, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to offer written comments should address 
those comments to Director of the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, Box 4, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, 
DC 20231, marked to the attention of Elizabeth Shaw. Comments may also 
be submitted by facsimile transmission to (703) 305-7575 or by 
electronic mail through the Internet to elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov. All 
comments will be maintained for public inspection in Room 902 of 
Crystal Park II, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lucas by telephone at (703) 
305-9300; by facsimile at (703) 305-8885; by electronic mail at 
jennifer.lucas@uspto.gov; or by mail marked to the attention of 
Jennifer Lucas, Attorney-Advisor, addressed to Director of the United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231.

    Dated: December 5, 2000.
Albin F. Drost,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 00-31355 Filed 12-8-00; 8:45 am]