Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Sixth Edition, 54783 [E9-25581]

Download as PDF CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 204 / Friday, October 23, 2009 / Notices this area for the presence of PSP, this closure was made permanent through Amendment 12 to the FMP in 1999. The primary goal of the proposed study is to test the efficacy of the Protocol that was developed by state and Federal regulatory agencies to test for presence of saxotoxins in shellfish, and thus has been in a trial period through previous EFPs since 2006. This protocol would facilitate the harvest of shellfish from waters susceptible to HABs, which produce the saxotoxins, but that are not currently under rigorous water quality monitoring programs by either state or Federal management agencies. The Protocol details procedures and reporting for harvesting, testing, and landing of shellfish harvested from areas that are susceptible to HABs prior to the shellfish from entering commerce. A copy of the Protocol is available from the NMFS Northeast Region website: http:// www.nero.noaa.gov/sfd/clams. The proposed project would conduct a trial for the sampling protocol in an exemption zone within the larger 1990 GB Closure Area with the F/V Sea Watcher I (Federal permit #410565, O.N. 1160720). The exemption zone would not include any Northeast multispecies or essential fish habitat year-round closure areas. This proposed exempted fishing activity would occur during the 2010 calendar year, using surfclam and ocean quahog quota allocated to Truex Enterprises under the Federal individual transferable quota (ITQ) program. The applicant has estimated a harvest of 176,000 bushels (9,370,240 L) of surfclams and 80,000 bushels (4,259,200 L) of ocean quahogs from the exemption area. The exemption area has been tested in cooperation with the FDA from 2006 to the present. No samples collected during that time were below acceptable levels for saxotoxins (80?g toxin/100g of shellfish). The applicant has obtained endorsements for the EFP and the Protocol from the States of New Jersey and Delaware, the states in which it intends to land and process the product harvested under the EFP, respectively. Each state is responsible for regulating the molluscan shellfish industry within its jurisdiction and ensuring the safety of shellfish harvested within or entering its borders. The Protocol and the pilot project that would be authorized by this EFP have also since been endorsed by the executive board of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference. The applicants may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the course of research. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further public notice if VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:24 Oct 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and result in only a minimal change in the scope or impacts of the initially approved EFP request. In accordance with NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6, a Categorical Exclusion or other appropriate National Environmental Policy Act document would be completed prior to the issuance of the EFP. Further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. After publication of this document in the Federal Register, the EFP, if approved, may become effective following the public comment period. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 20, 2009. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–25551 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2009–0045] Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Sixth Edition AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) issued the sixth edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (‘‘TMEP’’) on October 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that any suggestions for improving the form and content of the TMEP be submitted via electronic mail message to tmtmep@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, marked to the attention of Editor, Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure or by hand delivery to the Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building-East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, marked to the attention of Editor, Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary E. Hannon, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, by electronic mail at: mary.hannon@uspto.gov; or by mail PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54783 addressed to: Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, marked to the attention of Mary E. Hannon. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 12, 2009, the USPTO issued the sixth edition of the TMEP, which provides USPTO trademark examining attorneys, trademark applicants, and attorneys and representatives for trademark applicants with a reference on the practices and procedures for prosecution of applications to register marks in the USPTO. The TMEP contains guidelines for examining attorneys and materials in the nature of information and interpretation, and outlines the procedures which examining attorneys are required or authorized to follow in the examination of trademark applications. The sixth edition incorporates USPTO trademark practice and relevant case law reported prior to September 1, 2009. The policies stated in this revision supersede any previous policies stated in prior editions, examination guides, or any other statement of USPTO policy, to the extent that there is any conflict. The TMEP may be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the USPTO Web site at: http:// tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/tmep/. Dated: October 19, 2009. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E9–25581 Filed 10–22–09; 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 AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete products previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must be Received on or Before: 11/23/2009. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2009-0045]


Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Sixth Edition

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') 
issued the sixth edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure 
(``TMEP'') on October 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that any suggestions for improving the 
form and content of the TMEP be submitted via electronic mail message 
to tmtmep@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be submitted by mail 
addressed to: Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, 
VA 22313-1451, marked to the attention of Editor, Trademark Manual of 
Examining Procedure or by hand delivery to the Trademark Assistance 
Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building-East Wing, 600 Dulany 
Street, Alexandria, Virginia, marked to the attention of Editor, 
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary E. Hannon, Office of the Deputy 
Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, by electronic mail at: 
mary.hannon@uspto.gov; or by mail addressed to: Commissioner for 
Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, marked to the 
attention of Mary E. Hannon.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 12, 2009, the USPTO issued the 
sixth edition of the TMEP, which provides USPTO trademark examining 
attorneys, trademark applicants, and attorneys and representatives for 
trademark applicants with a reference on the practices and procedures 
for prosecution of applications to register marks in the USPTO. The 
TMEP contains guidelines for examining attorneys and materials in the 
nature of information and interpretation, and outlines the procedures 
which examining attorneys are required or authorized to follow in the 
examination of trademark applications.
    The sixth edition incorporates USPTO trademark practice and 
relevant case law reported prior to September 1, 2009. The policies 
stated in this revision supersede any previous policies stated in prior 
editions, examination guides, or any other statement of USPTO policy, 
to the extent that there is any conflict.
    The TMEP may be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the USPTO 
Web site at: http://tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/tmep/.

    Dated: October 19, 2009.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. E9-25581 Filed 10-22-09; 8:45 am]
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