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Patent and Trademark Office

Meeting of the Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs

AGENCY: Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The Patent and Trademark Office is announcing, in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463), an open meeting of the Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs.

DATES: The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 1997.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2121 Crystal Drive, Crystal Park 2, Room 912, Arlington, Virginia.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: David E. Bucher, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Trademark Policy and Projects, by mail marked to his attention and addressed to Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, Patent and Trademark Office, 2900 Crystal Drive, South Tower Building, Suite 10B10, Arlington, VA 22202-3513; by telephone at (703) 308-9100, ext. 20; by fax at(703)308-9099; or by e-mail to dave.bucher@uspto-gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to public observation. Accordingly, seating will be available to members of the public on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the public will be permitted to make oral comments of three (3) minutes each. Written comments and suggestions will be accepted before or after the meeting on any of the matters discussed. Copies of the minutes will be available upon request.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

(1) Opening remarks

(2) Financial Report

(3) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Report

(4) Business Process Reengineering Report

(5) Report on Service and Examination Activities

(6) Discussion of Policy Issues in Examination

(7) Legislation and International Affairs Report

(8) Discussion of Trademark/Domain name issues

(9) Discussion of prospective hearings on Intent-to-Use

Bruce A. Lehman

Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

Dated- April 10, 1997