Use of International Classification in the Trademark Search Library The Patent and Trademark Office is proposing to convert the Trademark Search Library (TMSL) system of classification from the United States classification system to the International classification system in 1998. Use of the International classification system would provide the following: o Consistency with the Trademark application pipeline which has not used the U.S. classification system for many years. o Reduced paper storage requirements, thus allowing more documents to remain in the fixed amount of space available for the TMSL. o Improved operating efficiency. o Improved paper search files as a result of the decrease in superfluous copies. Comments on the proposal to convert from the U.S. classification system to the International classification system may be submitted to Janye Myers, Acting Director, Center for Patent and Trademark Information, PK3-441, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C., 20231 for 30 days from the date of this notice.