(148)                    Fastener Insignia Register

   The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will make available to the public 
a preliminary copy of the fastener insignia register which has been 
prepared pursuant to the Fastener Quality Act (Act), 15 U.S.C.    
5401 et seq. The PTO is the agency within the Department of Commerce which 
has responsibility for recording the fastener insignia of manufacturers and 
private label distributors as required by section 8 of the Act. Although 
full implementation of the Act has been postponed until May 26, 1998, 
members of the public have expressed interest in obtaining information
concerning the applications for recordal of fastener insignia which the
PTO has received to date. Accordingly, a preliminary copy of the
register will be made available for inspection and copying in the
Trademark Search Library in room 2B30, South Tower, 2900 Crystal Drive,
Arlington, Virginia. In addition, copies of the register will be
available for purchase. For more information, contact Lizbeth Kulick by
telephone at (703) 308-8900, or by fax at (703) 308-7220, or by mail
marked to her attention and addressed to the Assistant Commissioner for
Trademarks, 2900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202-3513.
May 15, 1997                                             ROBERT M. ANDERSON
                                              Deputy Assistant Commissioner
                                                             For Trademarks

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