United States Patent and Trademark Office

           Notice of Meeting of the National Intellectual Property
                     Law Enforcement Coordination Council

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce Department.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination
Council (Council) will be holding a public meeting. Interested members
of the public are invited to attend the meeting.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, November 27, 2000,
beginning at noon and ending no later than 2 P.M. Those wishing to
attend the meeting must pre-register by close of business on Friday,
November 16, 2000.

ADDRESSES: The November 27, 2000, meeting will be held in the Main
Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover
Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.
Those interested in attending should pre-register by submitting their
name and telephone contact number either by electronic mail through the
Internet to or by facsimile sent to the
attention of Elizabeth Shaw at 703-305-7575.
   Transcripts of the meeting will be available after January 5, 2001,
and will be maintained for public inspection in the Executive Library of
the USPTO, Crystal Park Two, Room 900A, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw by telephone at
703-305-1033; by facsimile at 703-305-7575; by electronic mail at; or by mail addressed to Under Secretary of
Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States
Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, United States Patent and Trademark
Office, Washington, DC 20231.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Monday, June 5, 2000, the Council
published a Notice of Request for Public Comments (65 FR 35611 (2000))
regarding issues related to the Council's policies and agenda. The
November 27, 2000, meeting will introduce the Council to the public and
give those who submitted comments (respondent industry speakers)
regarding the issues identified in the notice an opportunity to
elaborate on their responses.

I. Issues To Be Discussed

   Respondent industry speakers have been invited to address the Council
regarding law enforcement and policy issues related to the Council's
mission and how the Council and the intellectual property industries can
work together to improve intellectual property law enforcement in the
U.S. and abroad.
   The Government speakers will discuss the Council's activities and the
individual agencies' current and future intellectual property law
enforcement-related activities.

II. Meeting Format

   The Council will provide a brief overview of its activities and
introduce its Members and other affiliated agencies. Each agency will
then have an opportunity to make a brief presentation on its law
enforcement-related efforts. Respondent industry speakers will be given
up to fifteen (15) minutes to present their remarks. The exact duration
of each presentation will depend upon the final number of speakers. A
question and answer session will follow the final industry presentation.
The public is invited to be present for the entire program; however,
only Council Members and respondent industry speakers may participate
orally in the program. Industry speakers may provide a written copy of
their testimony for inclusion in the record of the proceedings. These
remarks should be provided in electronic format no later than November
27, 2000. A schedule providing the approximate starting time for each
Government and industry speaker will be distributed the morning of the
day of the hearing. Speakers are advised that the schedule for testimony
will be subject to change during the course of the hearing. Information
that is provided pursuant to this notice will be made part of a public
record and may be available via the Internet. In view of this, parties
should not submit information that they do not wish to be publicly
disclosed or made electronically accessible. Parties who would like to
rely on confidential information to illustrate a point are requested to
summarize or otherwise submit the information in a way that will permit
its public disclosure.

October 5, 2000                                           Q. TODD DICKINSON
                                            Under Secretary of Commerce for
                                      Intellectual Property and Director of
                              the United States Patent and Trademark Office