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Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviation List


ABC – Activity-Based Cost Accounting

ABM – Activity-Based Management

AIPA – American Inventors Protection Act

ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nations

BPAI – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

CBP – Customs and Border Protection

CCR – Central Contractor Registration

CEAR – Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting

CRU – Central Reexam Unit

CSRS – Civil Service Retirement System

DOC – Department of Commerce

DOL – U.S. Department of Labor

eDAN – IFW interface system

EAST – Examiner Automated Search System

EFS – Electronic File System

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EPO – European Patent Office

FAS – Foreign Agricultural Service

FASAB – Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FECA – Federal Employees Compensation Act

FEGLI – Federal Employees Group Life Insurance

FEHB – Federal Employees Health Benefit Program

FERS – Federal Employees Retirement System

FDA – Food and Drug Administration

FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FICA – Federal Insurance Contributions Act

FMFIA – Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act

FMS – Financial Management Services

FTA – Free Trade Agreement

FY – Fiscal year

GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO – Government Accountability Office

GI – Geographical indication

GPRA – Government Performance and Results Act

GSA – General Services Administration

IFW – Image File Wrapper

IG – Inspector General

IIPI – International Intellectual Property Institute

INL – International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

IP – Intellectual property

IPR – Intellectual property rights

IT – Information technology

JCCT – Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

JPO – Japan Patent Office

MEPI – Middle East Partnership Initiative

MTS – Metric Tracking System

OACS – Office Action Correspondence System

OBRA – Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OED – Office of Enrollment and Discipline

OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

OHR – Office of Human Resources

OIG – Office of the Inspector General

OIPE – Office of Initial Patent Examination

OIR – Office of International Relations

OMB – Office of Management and Budget

OPF – Official Personnel Files

PAIR – Patent Application Information Retrieval

PALM – Patent Application Location and Monitoring

PAR – Performance and accountability report

PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty

PMA – President's Management Agenda

S&T – Science and technology

SCCRR – Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

SCORE – Supplemental Complex Repository for Examiners

SCP – Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

SFFAC – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts

SFFAS – Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards

SIPO – State Intellectual Property Office

SIRA – Search and Information Resources Administration

STOP! – Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy!

TC – Technology Centers

TDA – Trilateral Document Access

TDR – Trademark Document Retrieval

TEAS – Trademark Electronic Application System

TLT – Trademark Law Treaty

TRAM – Trademark Reporting And Monitoring

TRIPs – Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property

TTAB – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

U.S.C. – United States Code

UDRP – Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UPR – Utility, Plant, and Reissue

USPTO – United States Patent and Trademark Office

USTR – United States Trade Representative

WCT – WIPO Copyright Treaty

WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT – WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WTO – World Trade Organization


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