Trademark Board Manual of Procedure, Third Edition, 38639-38640 [2011-16605]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4099, Washington, DC 20230 or e-mailed to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce M. Washington, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 482–6415 or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s Web site at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management in order to: license radio frequencies in a way that maximize their public benefits; keep wireless networks open to innovation as possible; and make wireless services available to all Americans (See charter, at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/ spectrum/csmac_charter.html). This Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. 904(b). The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. For more information about the Committee visit: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/ spectrum. Matters To Be Considered: The Committee will receive recommendations from sub-committees on matters related to the accomplishment of the President’s tenyear goal of identifing 500 megahertz for wireless broadband. The Sharing, Unlicensed, and Spectrum Management Improvements Sub-committees will provide an in-progress report on the status of their determinations and findings and facilitate discussion on recommended next steps. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting. There also will be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on July 27, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Daylight Savings Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting may be webcast or made available via audio link. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information. Place: The meeting will be held at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Conference Room 1107, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Washington, at (202) 482–6415 or BWashington@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting. In order to gain access to the site (ITS), all attendees are required to have two forms of identification (one MUST be a photo). Details regarding access to the facility are available at http:// www.boulder.nist.gov/police/ Foreign_Nationals.html. Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before or after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting must send them to NTIA’s Washington, DC office at the above-listed address and comments must be received by close of business on July 18, 2011, to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after July 18, 2011, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. Paper submissions must also include a compact disc (CD) in HTML, ASCII, Word or WordPerfect format. CDs must be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the specified name of the word processing program and version used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. Comments provided via electronic mail also may be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above. Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. Committee records are available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Documents including the Committee’s charter, membership list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA’s Committee Web page at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/ spectrum. Dated: June 27, 2011. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–16542 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38639 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2011–0009] Trademark Board Manual of Procedure, Third Edition AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) issued the third edition of the Trademark Board Manual of Procedure (‘‘TBMP’’) on May 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that any suggestions for improving the form and content of the TBMP be submitted via electronic mail message to TBMPFederal RegisterComments@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, marked to the attention of Angela Lykos, Administrative Trademark Judge and Editor, Trademark Board Manual of 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 Angela Lykos, Administrative Trademark Judge and Editor, Trademark Board Manual of Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS NOTICE CONTACT: Angela Lykos, Administrative Trademark Judge, by electronic mail at: Angela.Lykos@uspto.gov; or by mail addressed to: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, marked to the attention of Angela Lykos. Do not use the Angela.Lykos@uspto.gov e-mail address to submit suggestions for improving the form or content of the TBMP. Instead, use the e-mail address noted above: TBMPFederal RegisterComments@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 6, 2011, the USPTO issued the third edition of the TBMP, which provides Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (‘‘TTAB’’) judges and attorneys, trademark applicants and registrants, and attorneys and representatives for trademark applicants and registrants a comprehensive reference on the practices and procedures for inter partes and ex parte proceedings before the TTAB. The guidance provided by the manual does not have the force and effect of law. Its guidelines have been developed as a matter of internal Office E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 38640 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices management and are not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party against the Office. While following the guidelines in the manual will aid parties and their attorneys in navigating the procedures applicable to inter partes cases, parties and their attorneys are also free to discuss and agree to various alternative processes that may prove more efficient and economical. These Accelerated Case Resolution options are discussed in various sections of the manual and current information on these options is available at the TTAB web page: http://www.uspto.gov/ trademarks/process/appeal/index.jsp. The third edition incorporates TTAB practice, changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence where relevant, and case law reported prior to November 15, 2010. The policies stated in this edition supersede any previous policies stated in prior editions or any other statement of USPTO policy, to the extent that there is any conflict. The TBMP may be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the TTAB home page of the USPTO Web site at the address noted above. Dated: June 20, 2011. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2011–16605 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. SUMMARY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 8/1/2011. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email: CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 4/15/2011 (76 FR 21336–21337); 4/29/2011 (76 FR 23998); and 5/6/2011 (76 FR 26279), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: Products NSN: 6545–00–NIB–0105—Kit, Shelter-InPlace. NPA: Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, NAC, Hines, IL. Coverage: C–List for 100% of the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs as aggregated by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Acquisition Center, Hines, IL. NSN: M.R. 860—Strainer, Collapsible. NPA: Industries for the Blind, Inc., West PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Allis, WI. Contracting Activity: Military Resale— Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, VA. Coverage: C–List for the requirements of military commissaries and exchanges as aggregated by the Defense Commissary Agency. NSN: 9915–00–NSH–0002—Army Retiring Soldiers Kit. NPA: South Texas Housing and Community Development Corp, Inc., San Antonio, TX. Contracting Activity: Department of the Army, Fort Sam Houston Contract Center, TX. Coverage: C–List for 100% of the requirement of the Department of the Army, as aggregated by the Fort Sam Houston Contract Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Services Service Type/Location: Mail Service, CDC Transshipping Facility, 3719 North Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA. NPA: Tommy Nobis Enterprises, Inc., Marietta, GA. Contracting Activity: Dept of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA. Service Type/Location: Dining Facility Attendant and Cook Support Service, Army 7th Special Forces Group, Building 4570, Eglin AFB, FL. NPA: Lakeview Center, Inc., Pensacola, FL. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QM FT Bragg Contr Ctr, Fort Bragg, NC. Deletions On 4/15/2011 (76 FR 21336–21337), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the products and service listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and service deleted from the Procurement List. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38639-38640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16605]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2011-0009]


Trademark Board Manual of Procedure, Third 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 third edition of the Trademark Board Manual of Procedure 
(``TBMP'') on May 6, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that any suggestions for improving the 
form and content of the TBMP be submitted via electronic mail message 
to TBMPFederalRegisterComments@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be 
submitted by mail addressed to: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, P.O. 
Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, marked to the attention of Angela 
Lykos, Administrative Trademark Judge and Editor, Trademark Board 
Manual of 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 Angela Lykos, 
Administrative Trademark Judge and Editor, Trademark Board Manual of 
Procedure.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS NOTICE CONTACT: Angela Lykos, 
Administrative Trademark Judge, by electronic mail at: 
Angela.Lykos@uspto.gov; or by mail addressed to: Trademark Trial and 
Appeal Board, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, marked to the 
attention of Angela Lykos. Do not use the Angela.Lykos@uspto.gov e-mail 
address to submit suggestions for improving the form or content of the 
TBMP. Instead, use the e-mail address noted above: 
TBMPFederalRegisterComments@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On May 6, 2011, the USPTO issued the third edition of the TBMP, 
which provides Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (``TTAB'') judges and 
attorneys, trademark applicants and registrants, and attorneys and 
representatives for trademark applicants and registrants a 
comprehensive reference on the practices and procedures for inter 
partes and ex parte proceedings before the TTAB. The guidance provided 
by the manual does not have the force and effect of law. Its guidelines 
have been developed as a matter of internal Office

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management and are not intended to create any right or benefit, 
substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party against the Office. 
While following the guidelines in the manual will aid parties and their 
attorneys in navigating the procedures applicable to inter partes 
cases, parties and their attorneys are also free to discuss and agree 
to various alternative processes that may prove more efficient and 
economical. These Accelerated Case Resolution options are discussed in 
various sections of the manual and current information on these options 
is available at the TTAB web page: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/appeal/index.jsp.
    The third edition incorporates TTAB practice, changes to the 
Trademark Rules of Practice, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and 
Federal Rules of Evidence where relevant, and case law reported prior 
to November 15, 2010. The policies stated in this edition supersede any 
previous policies stated in prior editions or any other statement of 
USPTO policy, to the extent that there is any conflict. The TBMP may be 
viewed or downloaded free of charge from the TTAB home page of the 
USPTO Web site at the address noted above.

    Dated: June 20, 2011.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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