(183)               Automated Trademark System (X-Search)
                          Training for Public Users 

   X-Search, an enhanced automated trademark searching system, is 
scheduled to become available in July 1993. 
   Several free training classes will be offered to the public. A
four-hour class, consisting of a lecture session and hands-on
instruction, will be conducted once a month from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. This
class is for users who have no experience with automated trademark
seraching. A two-hour class will be conducted three times a week for
users who have experience with automated trademark searching techniques.
These classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursdays and from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
   Space in all sessions will be limited. A lottery-type drawing will be
held to determine specific class assignments. To enter the lottery
drawing, a completed application form including all information shown
below may be deposited in the Trademark Search Library or submitted via
mail or telefax. Applications received on or before June 25, 1993, will
be included in the lottery for classes beginning in July.
   Trainees who fail to appear at their scheduled class will not be
reassigned until all persons scheduled on the original lottery have been
accommodated. Subsequent lotteries will be offered periodically if
demand requires.
   Training for the new system is recommended, but not required. In
addition to the formal training described above, informal demonstrations
will take place during business hours in the Trademark Search Library,
2900 Crystal Drive, room 2B30. These sessions will be available for the
first ten days following introduction of the X-Search system and will
not require a reservation. Specific dates will be posted in the
Trademark Search Library.

                          Patent and Trademark Office
                     Automated Trademark System (X-Search)
                         Application Form for Training

      First               Last                 MI

Mailing Address 

Phone Number: 
              (Area Code)


Prefer: Two-Hour Saturday Class      Two-Hour Tuesday Class

        Two-Hour Thursday Class      Four-Hour Class

   Applications should be deposited in the Trademark Search Library of 
forwarded via mail or telefax to: 

   Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
   Box PUTB
   Washington, D.C. 20231
   FAX: 703/305-7786

May 17, 1993                                          THERESA A. BRELSFORD
                                                Assistant Commissioner for
                                                       Public Services and

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