Notice of Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows, 43226 [2017-19488]

Download as PDF 43226 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 177 / Thursday, September 14, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–C–2017–0030] Notice of Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public roundtable. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a roundtable discussion at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 18, 2017, on addressing intellectual property infringements at trade shows. DATES: The public roundtable will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public roundtable will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to people with disabilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the public meeting, please contact Peter N. Fowler or Kortney Hammonds at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300, by email at peter.fowler@uspto.gov, or kortney.hammonds@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Peter Fowler or Kortney Hammonds. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272–8400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Trade shows can provide opportunities for both the willful and unintentional infringement of intellectual property rights. The transient nature of these events presents challenges for intellectual property rights holders to address an infringement, discover the infringement, take action against it, or, in some cases, even determine against whom to assert their legal rights. The USPTO is hosting a public roundtable to discuss approaches, strategies, and effective practices for addressing the kinds of infringement that most often occur at trade fairs and shows, including the infringement of copyright, design, patent, and trademark. Topics to be explored will include: How U.S. Government agencies and the courts can be used effectively asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Sep 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 when intellectual property rights are infringed at trade shows; legal measures and strategies available to rights holders before, during, and after a trade show; and recent and anticipated trends and challenges faced by rights holders and trade show operators. Speakers drawn from academia, civil and criminal litigation practice, rights holders and industry associations, and the U.S. Government will offer insights, observations, and experiences, on intellectual property infringements at trade shows. They will discuss how to deal with the challenges presented at trade shows, including legal strategies employed in removing allegedly infringing goods from a trade show venue. Instructions and Information on the Public Roundtable The public roundtable will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, and will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The event will also be webcast and offered via interactive viewing at USPTO satellite offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and San Jose. The agenda will be available a week before the meeting on the USPTO Web site, https:// www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ ip-policy/enforcement/intellectualproperty-and-trade-shows. Registration will be available at the same URL. Attendees may also register at the door thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting, however seating will be limited to no more than 90 persons, and priority will be given to those who preregister. Attendees at all locations, as well as those online, will have an opportunity to submit questions to the speakers, which will be addressed, time permitting, during the question and answer period of each panel session. The public roundtable will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Kortney Hammonds in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–1500, by email at kortney.hammonds@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Kortney Hammonds, at least seven (7) business days prior to the date of the public roundtable. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 8, 2017. Joseph Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–19488 Filed 9–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Initial List of Actions To Enhance and Modernize the Federal Environmental Review and Authorization Process Council on Environmental Quality. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is publishing its initial list of actions pursuant to Executive Order 13807 of August 15, 2017, titled ‘‘Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects,’’ and published on August 24, 2017. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No.: PTO-C-2017-0030]


Notice of Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows

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

ACTION: Notice of public roundtable.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will 
host a roundtable discussion at its headquarters in Alexandria, 
Virginia, on October 18, 2017, on addressing intellectual property 
infringements at trade shows.

DATES: The public roundtable will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 
2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public roundtable will be held at the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, 
Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to 
people with disabilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
public meeting, please contact Peter N. Fowler or Kortney Hammonds at 
the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 
272-9300, by email at peter.fowler@uspto.gov, or 
kortney.hammonds@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop 
OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, ATTN: Peter Fowler or Kortney Hammonds. 
Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief 
Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272-8400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Trade shows can provide opportunities for 
both the willful and unintentional infringement of intellectual 
property rights. The transient nature of these events presents 
challenges for intellectual property rights holders to address an 
infringement, discover the infringement, take action against it, or, in 
some cases, even determine against whom to assert their legal rights.
    The USPTO is hosting a public roundtable to discuss approaches, 
strategies, and effective practices for addressing the kinds of 
infringement that most often occur at trade fairs and shows, including 
the infringement of copyright, design, patent, and trademark. Topics to 
be explored will include: How U.S. Government agencies and the courts 
can be used effectively when intellectual property rights are infringed 
at trade shows; legal measures and strategies available to rights 
holders before, during, and after a trade show; and recent and 
anticipated trends and challenges faced by rights holders and trade 
show operators. Speakers drawn from academia, civil and criminal 
litigation practice, rights holders and industry associations, and the 
U.S. Government will offer insights, observations, and experiences, on 
intellectual property infringements at trade shows. They will discuss 
how to deal with the challenges presented at trade shows, including 
legal strategies employed in removing allegedly infringing goods from a 
trade show venue.

Instructions and Information on the Public Roundtable

    The public roundtable will be held at the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, Madison 
Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 
22314, and will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The event will 
also be webcast and offered via interactive viewing at USPTO satellite 
offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and San Jose. The agenda will be 
available a week before the meeting on the USPTO Web site, https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/enforcement/intellectual-property-and-trade-shows. Registration will be available 
at the same URL. Attendees may also register at the door thirty (30) 
minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting, however seating will be 
limited to no more than 90 persons, and priority will be given to those 
who preregister. Attendees at all locations, as well as those online, 
will have an opportunity to submit questions to the speakers, which 
will be addressed, time permitting, during the question and answer 
period of each panel session.
    The public roundtable will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign 
language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate 
their needs to Kortney Hammonds in the Office of Policy and 
International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272-1500, by email at 
kortney.hammonds@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop 
OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, ATTN: Kortney Hammonds, at least seven (7) 
business days prior to the date of the public roundtable.

    Dated: September 8, 2017.
Joseph Matal,
Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-19488 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-16-P