Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Eighth Edition, 68740 [2011-28775]

Download as PDF 68740 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 215 / Monday, November 7, 2011 / Notices have a negligible impact on the marine mammal species and stocks present in these action areas, provided that additional mitigation and monitoring measures are implemented. ESA There are six ESA-listed marine mammal species, three sea turtle species, and a fish species that are listed as endangered under the ESA with confirmed or possible occurrence in the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes: Humpback whale, North Atlantic right whale, blue whale, fin whale, sei whale, sperm whale, loggerhead sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and the shortnose sturgeon. Pursuant to Section 7 of the ESA, NMFS has begun consultation internally on the issuance of the modified LOAs under section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA for these activities. Consultation will be concluded prior to a determination on the issuance of the modified LOAs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NEPA NMFS participated as a cooperating agency on the Navy’s Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS’s) for the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes. NMFS subsequently adopted the Navy’s EIS’s for the purpose of complying with the MMPA. For the modification of the LOAs, which include TDFDs, but also specifically add monitoring and mitigation measures to minimize the likelihood of any additional impacts from TDFDs, NMFS has determined that there are no changes in the potential effects to marine mammal species and stocks as a result of the proposed mine neutralization training activities using TDFDs. Therefore, no additional NEPA analysis will be required, and the information in the existing EIS’s remains sufficient. Preliminary Determination Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat and dependent upon the implementation of the mitigation measures, NMFS preliminarily finds that the total taking from Navy mine neutralization training exercises utilizing TDFDs in the VACAPES, JAX, and CHPT Range Complexes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks. NMFS has proposed issuance of three modifications to the LOAs to allow takes of marine mammals incidental to the Navy’s mine neutralization training exercises using TDFDs, provided that the proposed improvements to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:50 Nov 04, 2011 Jkt 226001 monitoring and mitigation measures are implemented. Dated: November 2, 2011. Helen Golde, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–28778 Filed 11–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2011–0063] Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Eighth Edition United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: To provide information on trademark examination policy and procedure, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) issued the eighth edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (‘‘TMEP’’), and made available an archived copy of the seventh edition, on October 15, 2011. 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: Catherine P. Cain, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, by electronic mail at: catherine.cain@uspto.gov; or by mail addressed to: Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313–1451, marked to the attention of Catherine P. Cain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2011, the USPTO issued the eighth 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information and interpretation, and outlines the procedures which examining attorneys are required or authorized to follow in the examination of trademark applications. The eighth edition incorporates USPTO trademark practice and relevant case law reported prior to September 1, 2011. 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 eighth edition also includes a collaboration tool, offered through a program called IdeaScale®, which permits the user community to provide public comments that are accessible to both the user community and the Office. The collaboration tool is currently open to Chapters 500, 900, and 1900. The eighth edition of the TMEP may be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the USPTO Web site at https:// tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/tmep/. An archived copy of the seventh edition of the TMEP also remains available for reference. Links to the seventh edition, as well as to the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions, are on the USPTO Web site at https:// www.uspto.gov/trademarks/resources/ TMEParchives.jsp. Dated: November 1, 2011. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2011–28775 Filed 11–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Time and Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011; 2 p.m.–3 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. DATES: Matter To Be Considered Compliance Status Report The Commission staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2011-0063]


Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Eighth Edition

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: To provide information on trademark examination policy and 
procedure, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') 
issued the eighth edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining 
Procedure (``TMEP''), and made available an archived copy of the 
seventh edition, on October 15, 2011.

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: Catherine P. Cain, Office of the 
Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, by electronic 
mail at: catherine.cain@uspto.gov; or by mail addressed to: 
Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313-1451, 
marked to the attention of Catherine P. Cain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2011, the USPTO issued the 
eighth 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 eighth edition incorporates USPTO trademark practice and 
relevant case law reported prior to September 1, 2011. 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 eighth edition also 
includes a collaboration tool, offered through a program called 
IdeaScale[supreg], which permits the user community to provide public 
comments that are accessible to both the user community and the Office. 
The collaboration tool is currently open to Chapters 500, 900, and 
1900. The eighth edition of the TMEP may be viewed or downloaded free 
of charge from the USPTO Web site at https://tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/tmep/.
    An archived copy of the seventh edition of the TMEP also remains 
available for reference. Links to the seventh edition, as well as to 
the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions, are on the USPTO Web site at 
https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/resources/TMEParchives.jsp.

    Dated: November 1, 2011.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-28775 Filed 11-4-11; 8:45 am]
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