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		   United States Patent and Trademark Office
			  Docket No. PTO-T-2009-0024

	   Notice of Reformatted Trademark Registration Certificate

AGENCY:  United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce

ACTION:  Notice.

SUMMARY:  The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("Office") is
reformatting the certificates of registration issued for registered marks.

DATES:  The reformatted registration certificates will begin issuing in
September 2009.

ADDRESSES:  The Office prefers that any comments on this notice be
submitted via electronic mail message to  Written
comments may also be submitted by mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O.
Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; or by hand
delivery to the Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison
Building-East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention
Cynthia C. Lynch.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy
Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, by telephone at (571)

   To streamline the issuance of registration certificates, pursuant to
15 U.S.C. 1057(a), 1093 and 37 CFR 2.151, and for purposes of cost
containment, modernization and efficiency, the Office will be reformatting
the certificates of registration for marks registered both on the principal
register and the supplemental register.  Specifically, (1) the certificates
will be printed on standard-size 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper, rather than the
custom-size paper on which they are currently printed; (2) the folder that
is part of the current certificate will be eliminated; (3) the signature of
the Director and the seal of the Office, which currently appear on the
folder, will appear on the first page of the reformatted certificate; and
(4) registration maintenance information, which currently appears on the
folder, will appear on the final page of the reformatted certificate. The
Office intends to begin issuing the reformatted certificates in September
2009. In advance of the change, the Office will post on its Web site an
example of the reformatted certificate in August 2009.

July 10, 2009						       JOHN J. DOLL
				     Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for
						  Intellectual Property and
	     					     Acting Director of the
				  United States Patent and Trademark Office

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