(30)              Closing of the Patent and Trademark Office
                          on Friday, January 12, 1996

  In view of the official closing of the Federal government offices in
the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including the Patent and
Trademark Office, on Friday, January 12, 1996, the Patent and Trademark
Office will consider January 12, 1996, a "federal holiday within the
District of Columbia" under 35 U.S.C.    21 and 37 C.F.R.      1.6, 1.7
and 1.10. Any action or fee due on that day will be considered as being
timely filed if the action is taken, or the fee paid, on the next
succeeding business day on which the Patent and Trademark Office was
open, that is, Tuesday, January 16, 1996 (Monday, January 15, 1996, was
a federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr's. Birthday).

January 24, 1996                                        BRUCE A. LEHMAN
                                    Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
                                 Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

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