Reopening of the Period for Comments on a Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Currently Being Negotiated at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, 4314-4315 [2017-00671]

Download as PDF 4314 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Request for Comment Instructions for Commenters: The Department invites comment on the full range of issues that may be presented by this inquiry, including issues that are not specifically raised in the following questions. Commenters are encouraged to address any or all of the following questions. Comments that contain references to studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials with the submitted comments. (1) Is our discussion of IoT presented in the green paper regarding the challenges, benefits, and potential role of government accurate and/or complete? Are there issues that we missed, or that we need to reconsider? (2) Is the approach for Departmental action to advance the Internet of Things comprehensive in the areas of engagement? Where does the approach need improvement? (3) Are there specific tasks that the Department should engage in that are not covered by the approach? (4) What should the next steps be for the Department in fostering the advancement of IoT? For any response, commenters may wish to consider describing specific goals or actions that the Department, or the U.S. Government in general, might take (on its own or in conjunction with the private sector) to achieve those goals; the benefits and costs associated with the action; whether the proposal is agency-specific or interagency; the rationale and evidence to support it; and the roles of other stakeholders. Dated: January 10, 2017. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–00720 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. PTO–P–2016–0046] Reopening of the Period for Comments on a Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Currently Being Negotiated at The Hague Conference on Private International Law United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Reopening of the comment period. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 The United States Patent and Trademark Office is publishing this notice to reopen the comment period provided in its notice of November 18, 2016, entitled Request for Comments and Notice of Public Meeting on a Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Currently Being Negotiated at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The new deadline for public comments is January 18, 2017. SUMMARY: Jkt 241001 Written Comments: Written comments must be received on or before January 18, 2017. DATES: Written Comments: Interested parties are encouraged to file written comments electronically by email to judgmentsproject@uspto.gov. Comments submitted by email should be machine-searchable and should not be copy-protected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to the Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mail Stop International Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450. Responders should include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, as well as a page number, on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should also include a CD or DVD containing the submission in MS Word®, WordPerfect®, or pdf format. CDs or DVDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. All personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. The USPTO will accept anonymous written comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). All comments received are part of the public record and will be available for public inspection without change via the USPTO’s Web site at www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ ip-policy/hague-conference-privateinternational-law and at the Office of the Director, Policy and International Affairs, located in Madison West, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, upon request. Because comments will be available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as name, an address or phone number, etc., should not be included in the written comments. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Michael Shapiro, Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO, by telephone at 571–272–9300, or by email to judgmentsproject@ uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Hague Conference on Private International Law (‘‘The Hague Conference’’), an international organization in the Netherlands, is sponsoring negotiations for a convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters. In February 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of The Hague Conference created a Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (‘‘the Special Commission’’) to prepare a preliminary draft text of the convention, which is subject to a formal diplomatic negotiation open to member States of The Hague Conference. At its first session in June 2016, the Special Commission produced a Preliminary Draft Convention that includes general and specific provisions that would apply to the recognition and enforcement of judgments arising from transnational intellectual property disputes. On November 18, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requested public comments on the June 2016 Preliminary Draft Convention (the ‘‘Preliminary Draft’’) as it relates to intellectual property matters (81 FR 81741 (Nov. 18, 2016)), with the comment period ending on January 9, 2017. The USPTO is now reopening the comment period to ensure that all stakeholders have sufficient opportunity to submit comments. The new deadline for submitting public comments is January 18, 2017. Any comments received between the close of the previous deadline of January 9, 2017, and January 13, 2017 will be treated as timely and given full consideration. Further information about the Preliminary Draft, as well as questions about the draft that the USPTO presented for consideration, are set forth in the earlier notice requesting comments (81 FR 81741 (Nov, 18, 2016)). E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Dated: January 9, 2017. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–00671 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the procurement list. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: 2/12/2017. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products and service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products and service are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8920–00–SAM– 0169—Super Cereal Plus Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Transylvania Vocational Services, Inc., Brevard, NC Mandatory for: An additional 10% of the requirement of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s World Food VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Program, as aggregated by the USDA Farm Service Agency, IPD Packaged, Kansas City, MO. Total requirement on the U.S. AbilityOne Commission Procurement List will be 30%. Contracting Activity: USDA, Farm Service Agency, IPD Packaged Distribution: C-List NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7510–00–NIB–0823—Tab, Self-Stick, Durable, 1″, Assorted Colors 7510–00–NIB–0824—Tabs, Self-Stick, Filing, Repositionable, 2″, Red/Yellow 7510–01–421–4751—Tabs, Self-Stick, Page Makers Repositionable, .5″ x 2″, Assorted Colors Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired— Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Distribution: A-List NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 6530–00–NIB–0209—Hot Pack, Instant, Disposable, 6″ x 8″ 6530–00–NIB–0217—Cold Pack, Instant, Disposable, 5″ x 6″ 6530–00–NIB–0219—Cold Pack, Instant, Disposable, 5″ x 7″ 6530–00–NIB–0221—Cold Pack, Instant, Disposable, 6″ x 8.75″ 6530–00–NIB–0222—Hot Pack, Instant, Disposable, 5″ x 6″ 6530–00–NIB–0223—Hot Pack, Instant, Disposable, 5″ x 7″ Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Utica, NY Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Distribution: B-List NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 9905–00–NIB–0376—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 21″ Staff, Fluorescent Orange 9905–00–NIB–0377—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 21″ Staff, Fluorescent Pink 9905–00–NIB–0378—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 21″ Staff, Orange 9905–00–NIB–0379—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 21″ Staff, Red 9905–00–NIB–0380—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 21″ Staff, Yellow 9905–00–NIB–0384—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 15″ Staff, Yellow 9905–00–NIB–0386—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 15″ Staff, Red 9905–00–NIB–0387—Flag, Marking, 2–1⁄2″ x 3–1⁄2″, 15″ Staff, Orange 9905–00–NIB–0389—Flag, Marking, 4″ x 5″, 21″ Staff, Fluorescent Orange 9905–00–NIB–0390—Flag, Marking, 4″ x 5″ 21″ Staff, Fluorescent Pink 9905–00–NIB–0392—Flag, Marking, 4″ x 5″, 21″ Staff, Red 9905–00–NIB–0393—Flag, Marking, 4″ x 5″ 21″ Staff, Yellow 9905–00–NIB–0391—Flag, Marking, 4″ x 5″, 21″ Staff, Orange Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, San Angelo, TX Mandatory for: Total Government PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4315 Requirement Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX Distribution: B-List Service Service Type: Janitorial Service Mandatory for: U.S. Department of Justice, Robert F. Kennedy Building, 950 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Upper Marlboro, MD Contracting Activity: Dept of Justice, Offices, Boards and Divisions Washington, DC Deletions The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8415–01–503–0761—Shirt, Cold Weather 100 Weight Fleece, Army, Coyote Brown, S 8415–01–503–0762—Shirt, Cold Weather 100 Weight Fleece, Army, Coyote Brown, M 8415–01–503–0763—Shirt, Cold Weather 100 Weight Fleece, Army, Coyote Brown, L 8415–01–503–0766—Shirt, Cold Weather 100 Weight Fleece, Army, Coyote Brown, XL Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Peckham Vocational Industries, Inc., Lansing, MI Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7530–01–578–9300—Label, File Folder, Recycled, Laser and Inkjet, Assorted Color Stripes, 15⁄16″ x 3–7⁄16″ Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: North Central Sight Services, Inc., Williamsport, PA Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7510–01–519– 4362—Binder, Round Ring, Clear Overlay, Pockets, Cinnamon, 11⁄2″ Capacity, Letter Size Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TX Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, Strategic Acquisition Center General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 6645–01–467– 8481—Clock, Wall, Black Custom Logo, 28″ Diameter Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Chicago Lighthouse Industries, Chicago, IL Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7520–01–094– 4309—Tray, Desk, Plastic, Side Loading, Stackable, Legal, Black Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: LC Industries, Inc., Durham, NC Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7930–01–513– 9967—Cleaner, General, Disinfectant, E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-00671]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-P-2016-0046]


Reopening of the Period for Comments on a Preliminary Draft 
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 
Currently Being Negotiated at The Hague Conference on Private 
International Law

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Reopening of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office is publishing 
this notice to reopen the comment period provided in its notice of 
November 18, 2016, entitled Request for Comments and Notice of Public 
Meeting on a Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and 
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Currently Being Negotiated at the 
Hague Conference on Private International Law. The new deadline for 
public comments is January 18, 2017.

DATES: Written Comments: Written comments must be received on or before 
January 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Written Comments: Interested parties are encouraged to file 
written comments electronically by email to judgmentsproject@uspto.gov. 
Comments submitted by email should be machine-searchable and should not 
be copy-protected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to 
the Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, Mail Stop International Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450. Responders should include the name of 
the person or organization filing the comment, as well as a page 
number, on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should 
also include a CD or DVD containing the submission in MS Word[supreg], 
WordPerfect[supreg], or pdf format. CDs or DVDs should be labeled with 
the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of 
the word processing program used to create the document. All personally 
identifiable information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily 
submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit 
confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected 
information. The USPTO will accept anonymous written comments (enter 
``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).
    All comments received are part of the public record and will be 
available for public inspection without change via the USPTO's Web site 
at www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/hague-conference-private-international-law and at the Office of the Director, Policy and 
International Affairs, located in Madison West, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany 
Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, upon request. Because comments will 
be available for public inspection, information that is not desired to 
be made public, such as name, an address or phone number, etc., should 
not be included in the written comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Michael Shapiro, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO, by telephone at 571-
272-9300, or by email to judgmentsproject@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Hague Conference on Private International Law (``The Hague 
Conference''), an international organization in the Netherlands, is 
sponsoring negotiations for a convention on the recognition and 
enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters. In 
February 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of The Hague 
Conference created a Special Commission on the Recognition and 
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (``the Special Commission'') to 
prepare a preliminary draft text of the convention, which is subject to 
a formal diplomatic negotiation open to member States of The Hague 
Conference. At its first session in June 2016, the Special Commission 
produced a Preliminary Draft Convention that includes general and 
specific provisions that would apply to the recognition and enforcement 
of judgments arising from transnational intellectual property disputes.
    On November 18, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) requested public comments on the June 2016 Preliminary Draft 
Convention (the ``Preliminary Draft'') as it relates to intellectual 
property matters (81 FR 81741 (Nov. 18, 2016)), with the comment period 
ending on January 9, 2017. The USPTO is now reopening the comment 
period to ensure that all stakeholders have sufficient opportunity to 
submit comments. The new deadline for submitting public comments is 
January 18, 2017. Any comments received between the close of the 
previous deadline of January 9, 2017, and January 13, 2017 will be 
treated as timely and given full consideration.
    Further information about the Preliminary Draft, as well as 
questions about the draft that the USPTO presented for consideration, 
are set forth in the earlier notice requesting comments (81 FR 81741 
(Nov, 18, 2016)).


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    Dated: January 9, 2017.
Michelle K. Lee,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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