Notice Requesting Comments on Intellectual Property Protection at Trade Events, 2024-2025 [E6-208]

Download as PDF 2024 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices May 31, 2006. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice. This notice of extension of the time limit is published in accordance with 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Dated: January 5, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–239 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] to the foreign instrument which is being manufactured in the United States. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E6–235 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 05–061. Applicant: University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109–2104. Instrument: Application Specific Integrated Circuit. Manufacturer: Ideas ASA, Norway. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used as a compatible accessory for a unique 3dimensional position sensitive CdZnTe semiconductor gamma–ray spectrometer. The article consists of a multi-channel charge sensing amplifier with very low noise of about 300 electrons rms for which three iterations have been developed in collaboration with Ideas ASA. The systems can get energy and 3D position information for not only single-interaction events, but for multiple-interaction events by using electron drift times. Excellent energy resolution for both single-interaction events (0.8% FWHM at 662 keV) and multiple-interaction events (1.3% FWHM at 662 keV) has been achieved. A new scalable detector array system with plug–in electronics is required for further development of the spectrometer. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: December 27, 20005. Docket Number: 05–062. Applicant: University of Texas Medical Branch at International Trade Administration erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Tufts University, Notice of Decision on Application, for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instrument This decision is made pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 05–044. Applicant: Tufts University, Somerville, MA. Instrument: Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron Nanotechnology, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 61603, October 25, 2005. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as it is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: stable imaging at temperatures down to 4 Kelvin with low thermal drift rates (<1 angstrom per hour) and low rms vibration amplitudes (< 0.005 angstrom in a 300 Hz bandwidth). It also has the capability of depositing molecules on the sample in the microscope stage at temperatures down to 4 Kelvin and tip retraction and return to the same area after deposition of molecules. Advice received from: A university research laboratory for advanced microstructures and devices (comparable case). It knows of no domestic instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument for the applicant’s intended use. We know of no other instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM– 2200FS. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to examine and study: (1) Biological macromolecules, cellular organelles and viruses (2) Three dimensional structure (3) Electron Microscope imaging at cryogenic temperatures (4) Structure–functional relationship to pathologic potential (5) Low electron radiation dose imaging of frozen–hydrated viruses to preserve structure. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: December 27, 2005. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E6–236 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice Requesting Comments on Intellectual Property Protection at Trade Events Authority: 15 U.S.C. 4721, 4724; 22 U.S.C. 2452(a)(3); Pub. L. 86–14 (73 Stat. 18); Pub. L. 91–269 (84 Stat. 272). International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice requesting comments on intellectual property protection at trade events. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce requests comments from interested parties regarding issues related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection at trade events, including policies and current practices, and problems of infringement. DATES: Comments should be received within 30 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Comments received after 30 days will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: The U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2118, HCHB, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, Attn: Donald Huber; or e-mail to: dhuber@mail.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Huber at Tel: 202–482–2525; email: dhuber@mail.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices recently unveiled several new programs to fight intellectual property theft under the Administration’s Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP!) initiative. As one component of this initiative, the Commerce Department is considering what steps to take to strengthen awareness and protection of IPR at Commerce-supported trade events, including trade fairs, expositions, and shows, both internationally and domestically. Specifically, the Department is considering to require, as a condition of its support for a trade event, that the organizer adopt a reasonable IPR policy and that the exhibitors agree to abide by such a policy and to attest that they have the necessary authority for their use of intellectual property at the event. (Commerce programs include the Trade Fair Certification Program and the International Buyer Program.) In order to determine how best to strengthen IPR awareness and protection at trade events, the Department seeks input from trade events organizers and other interested parties to assist in assessing the breadth of the IPR protection problem at trade events generally; current private sector policies and practices regarding IPR protection at trade events; and what additional actions might be taken to address IPR problems. The Department is particularly interested in: 1. The frequency and nature of IPR infringement incidents that they believe occur at trade events, including specific instances where they have experienced problems with IPR violations at a trade event; 2. any measures or written policies that trade events organizers currently implement pertaining to IPR protection; and 3. the benefits, and burdens, of the Department initiating reasonable IPR policies at trade events that it supports. In particular, Commerce is interested in learning about existing private sector IPR protection policies or procedures used for trade events, including the nature of those policies; whether those policies apply to exhibitors, attendees, or both; and how such policies are enforced (e.g., organizer action or recourse to traditional legal remedies). Submission of a copy of any IPR policies or statements, whether in promotional literature and in exhibitor or attendee contracts, would be very useful to Commerce agencies in considering the need for and content of a policy that might apply to DOCsponsored trade events. Comments should be submitted in accordance with the information above. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 Comments received will be made available to the public. Commentators should not send confidential or proprietary information in response to this notice, as DOC may not be able to protect it from public disclosure. Dated: January 4, 2006. Donald L. Huber, Acting Executive Director, Global Trade Programs, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice Requesting Comments on Intellectual Property Protection at 
Trade Events

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 4721, 4724; 22 U.S.C. 2452(a)(3); Pub. L. 
86-14 (73 Stat. 18); Pub. L. 91-269 (84 Stat. 272).

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice requesting comments on intellectual property protection 
at trade events.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce requests comments from 
interested parties regarding issues related to Intellectual Property 
Rights (IPR) protection at trade events, including policies and current 
practices, and problems of infringement.

DATES: Comments should be received within 30 days from the date this 
notice appears in the Federal Register. Comments received after 30 days 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: The U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2118, HCHB, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, Attn: Donald 
Huber; or e-mail to: dhuber@mail.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Huber at Tel: 202-482-2525; e-
mail: dhuber@mail.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez

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recently unveiled several new programs to fight intellectual property 
theft under the Administration's Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy 
(STOP!) initiative. As one component of this initiative, the Commerce 
Department is considering what steps to take to strengthen awareness 
and protection of IPR at Commerce-supported trade events, including 
trade fairs, expositions, and shows, both internationally and 
domestically. Specifically, the Department is considering to require, 
as a condition of its support for a trade event, that the organizer 
adopt a reasonable IPR policy and that the exhibitors agree to abide by 
such a policy and to attest that they have the necessary authority for 
their use of intellectual property at the event. (Commerce programs 
include the Trade Fair Certification Program and the International 
Buyer Program.)
    In order to determine how best to strengthen IPR awareness and 
protection at trade events, the Department seeks input from trade 
events organizers and other interested parties to assist in assessing 
the breadth of the IPR protection problem at trade events generally; 
current private sector policies and practices regarding IPR protection 
at trade events; and what additional actions might be taken to address 
IPR problems.
    The Department is particularly interested in:
    1. The frequency and nature of IPR infringement incidents that they 
believe occur at trade events, including specific instances where they 
have experienced problems with IPR violations at a trade event;
    2. any measures or written policies that trade events organizers 
currently implement pertaining to IPR protection; and
    3. the benefits, and burdens, of the Department initiating 
reasonable IPR policies at trade events that it supports.
    In particular, Commerce is interested in learning about existing 
private sector IPR protection policies or procedures used for trade 
events, including the nature of those policies; whether those policies 
apply to exhibitors, attendees, or both; and how such policies are 
enforced (e.g., organizer action or recourse to traditional legal 
remedies). Submission of a copy of any IPR policies or statements, 
whether in promotional literature and in exhibitor or attendee 
contracts, would be very useful to Commerce agencies in considering the 
need for and content of a policy that might apply to DOC-sponsored 
trade events.
    Comments should be submitted in accordance with the information 
above. Comments received will be made available to the public. 
Commentators should not send confidential or proprietary information in 
response to this notice, as DOC may not be able to protect it from 
public disclosure.

    Dated: January 4, 2006.
Donald L. Huber,
Acting Executive Director, Global Trade Programs, U.S. and Foreign 
Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department 
of Commerce.
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