Status of Certification Services

  On November 28, 1995, the Office published an Official Gazette Notice
entitled "Temporary Suspension of At Cost Services for Orders for
Certified Copies" (1180 OG 121) to advise practitioners and the public
of delays in filling orders for certified copies of PTO documents. This
is an update of actual days to mail for orders filled during the month
of January 1996:

Certified Product               Goal            Actual
                                                Days to

Patent Application-As-Filed,    7               22
Patent Application-As-Filed,    17              33
Patent Related File Wrapper     25              48
Patent Copy                     10              27

Trademark Application-As-Filed, 7               18
  Expedited                     17              33
Trademark Application-As-Filed, 25              70
Trademark Related File Wrapper  10              16
Trademark Registration
Trademark Registration,         3*              7*

*Business Days

   Delivery of any specific copy will vary based on the availability of
microfilm products and/or file accessibility. Customers are encouraged
to fax orders for copies directly to Certification Division at (703)
308-9759 and to pay by PTO Deposit Account, MasterCard, or Visa to
minimize processing time. Information on the status of pending orders
may be obtained by calling (703) 308-9726 or 1 (800) 972-6382 (outside
the Washington, DC Metro area).

February 13, 1996                                      WESLEY H. GEWEHR
                                          Administrator for Information