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(513)                        DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                   United States Patent and Trademark Office
                          Docket No. PTO-T-2012-0029

                  Extension of Comment Period for Notice of
                   Inquiry Regarding Adjustment of Fees for
                            Trademark Applications

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce

ACTIONS: Notice of extension of public comment period.

SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO" or
"Office") is extending until October 22, 2012, the period for public
comment regarding possible adjustments to trademark application filing
fees. The USPTO is considering such adjustments so as to promote efficiency
for the USPTO and customers by incentivizing complete electronic

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that comments be submitted via electronic mail
message to Written comments may also be submitted by
mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA
22313-1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; by hand delivery to the Trademark
Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building-East Wing, 600
Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; or by
electronic mail message via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. See the Federal
eRulemaking Portal Web site ( for additional
instructions on providing comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All
comments submitted directly to the Office or provided on the Federal
eRulemaking Portal should include the docket number (PTO-T-2012-0029). The
comments will be available for public inspection on the USPTO's Web site at, and will also be available at the Office of the
Commissioner for Trademarks, Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street,
Alexandria, Virginia. Because comments will be made available for public
inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an
address or phone number, should not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy
Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, at (571) 272-8742.


   On August 16, 2012, the USPTO published a notice of inquiry to provide
the public, including user groups, with an opportunity to comment on
possible adjustments to trademark application fees (77 FR 49426 (August 16,
2012)). The notice invited the public to submit written comments on the
possible adjustments on or before October 15, 2012. The USPTO is now
extending the period for submission of public comments until October 22,

September 13, 2012                                          DAVID J. KAPPOS
                                            Under Secretary of Commerce for
                                  Intellectual Property and Director of the
                                  United States Patent and Trademark Office

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