Extension of Comment Period for Request for Comments Regarding Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse, 58097-58098 [2012-23117]

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[FR Doc. 2012–23018 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XC120 Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan 2013—2017 Correction In notice document 2012–19161, appearing on pages 46730–46732 in the issue of Monday, August 6, 2012, make the following correction: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 On page 46730, in the third column, under the heading DATES, the entry ‘‘Comments must be received within 45 days after September 20, 2012.’’ should read ‘‘Comments must be received within 45 days after August 6, 2012.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2012–19161 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2012–0029] Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Inquiry Regarding Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’ or ‘‘Office’’) is extending until October 22, 2012, the period for public comment regarding possible adjustments to trademark application filing fees. The USPTO is considering such adjustments so as to promote efficiency for the USPTO and customers by incentivizing complete electronic communication. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that comments be submitted via electronic mail message to TMFRNotices@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be submitted by mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; by hand delivery to the Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building-East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; or by electronic mail message via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. See the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site (http:// www.regulations.gov) for additional instructions on providing comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All comments submitted directly to the Office or provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal should include the docket number (PTO–T–2012–0029). The comments will be available for public inspection on the USPTO’s Web site at http://www.uspto.gov, and will also be available at the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Because comments will be made available for public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58097 inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, at (571) 272–8742. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 16, 2012, the USPTO published a notice of inquiry to provide the public, including user groups, with an opportunity to comment on possible adjustments to trademark application fees (77 FR 49426 (August 16, 2012)). The notice invited the public to submit written comments on the possible adjustments on or before October 15, 2012. The USPTO is now extending the period for submission of public comments until October 22, 2012. Dated: September 13, 2012. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2012–23135 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2012–0031] Extension of Comment Period for Request for Comments Regarding Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’ or ‘‘Office’’) is extending until November 5, 2012, the period for public comment regarding a potential legislative change to amend the first filing deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse under Sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act. The change would require Congress to amend the Trademark Act, and the USPTO is interested in receiving public input on whether and why such an amendment is or is not favored. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that comments be submitted via electronic mail message to TMFRNotices@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be submitted by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 58098 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; by hand delivery to the Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building—East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; or by electronic mail message via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. See the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site (http:// www.regulations.gov) for additional instructions on providing comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All comments submitted directly to the Office or provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal should include the docket number (PTO–T–2012–0031). The comments will be available for public inspection on the USPTO’s Web site at http://www.uspto.gov, and will also be available at the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, at (571) 272–8742. On August 16, 2012, the USPTO published a request for comment to provide the public, including user groups, with an opportunity to comment on a potential legislative change to amend the first filing deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse under Sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act from between the fifth and sixth years after the registration date, or the six-month grace period that follows, to between the third and fourth years after the registration date, or the six-month grace period that follows (77 FR 49425 (August 16, 2012)). The notice invited the public to submit written comments on the potential change on or before October 15, 2012. The USPTO is now extending the period for submission of public comments until November 5, 2012. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 13, 2012. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2012–23117 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:51 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [CPSC Docket No. 12–C0009] Haier America Trading, LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order Consumer Product Safety Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. Any interested person may ask the Commission not to accept this agreement or otherwise comment on its contents by filing a written request with the Office of the Secretary by October 4, 2012. DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this Settlement Agreement should send written comments to the Comment 12–C0009, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Room 820, Bethesda, Maryland 20814– 4408. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Belinda V. Bell, Trial Attorney, Division of Compliance, Office of the General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814–4408; telephone (301) 504–7592. The text of the Agreement and Order appears below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 13, 2012. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. Settlement Agreement 1. In accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2051– 2089 (‘‘CPSA’’) and16 C.F.R. 1118.20, Haier America Trading, LLC (‘‘Haier America’’) and staff of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘staff’’ and ‘‘Commission’’) hereby enter into this Settlement Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement and the incorporated attached Order resolve staff’s allegations set forth below. Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 2. Staff is the staff of the Commission, an independent federal regulatory agency established pursuant to, and responsible for, the enforcement of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2051–2089. 3. Haier America is a limited liability company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York, with its principal corporate office located at 1356 Broadway, New York, NY. Staff Allegations It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of 16 CFR 1118.20(e). Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with Haier America Trading, LLC, containing a civil penalty of $850,000.00, within twenty (20) days of service of the Commission’s final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement. SUMMARY: PO 00000 The Parties Sfmt 4703 4. Between October 2006 and October 2009, Haier America distributed in commerce, including through importation and sale to retailers, approximately 53,800 electric blenders (‘‘Blenders’’). The Blenders were sold at retail stores in the United States for between $25 and $60. 5. The Blenders are ‘‘consumer products’’ and, at all relevant times, Haier America was an ‘‘importer’’ of these consumer products, which were ‘‘distributed in commerce,’’ as those terms are defined or used in sections 3(a)(5), (8), and (11) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5), (8), and (11). 6. The Blenders are defective because the nut holding the blade assembly can dislodge during use, allowing the blade assembly pieces to break apart, and/or crack the Blenders’ glass jar, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 7. From January 2007 through September 2009, Haier America received approximately 56 incident reports regarding the Blenders, including a report of an injury to a consumer’s hand. 8. Haier America had obtained sufficient information to reasonably support the conclusion that the Blenders contained a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, or that the Blenders created an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death. Haier America was required to inform the Commission immediately of such defect or risk, as required by sections 15(b)(3) and (4) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b)(3) and (4). 9. Despite having information regarding the Blenders’ defect, Haier America did not file its Full Report with the Commission until October 8, 2009. Haier America recalled the Blenders on December 2, 2009. 10. In failing to inform the Commission about the Blenders immediately, Haier America knowingly violated section 19(a)(4) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2068(a)(4), as the term ‘‘knowingly’’ is defined in section 20(d) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2069(d). 11. Pursuant to section 20 of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2069, Haier America is E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2012-0031]


Extension of Comment Period for Request for Comments Regarding 
Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of 
Use or Excusable Nonuse

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or 
``Office'') is extending until November 5, 2012, the period for public 
comment regarding a potential legislative change to amend the first 
filing deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable 
Nonuse under Sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act. The change would 
require Congress to amend the Trademark Act, and the USPTO is 
interested in receiving public input on whether and why such an 
amendment is or is not favored.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The USPTO prefers that comments be submitted via electronic 
mail message to TMFRNotices@uspto.gov. Written comments may also be 
submitted by

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mail to Commissioner for Trademarks, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1451, attention Cynthia C. Lynch; by hand delivery to the 
Trademark Assistance Center, Concourse Level, James Madison Building--
East Wing, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, attention Cynthia 
C. Lynch; or by electronic mail message via the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. See the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site (http://www.regulations.gov) for additional instructions on providing comments 
via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All comments submitted directly to 
the Office or provided on the Federal eRulemaking Portal should include 
the docket number (PTO-T-2012-0031). The comments will be available for 
public inspection on the USPTO's Web site at http://www.uspto.gov, and 
will also be available at the Office of the Commissioner for 
Trademarks, Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia. Because comments will be made available for public 
inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as 
an address or phone number, should not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia C. Lynch, Office of the Deputy 
Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, at (571) 272-8742.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 16, 2012, the USPTO published a 
request for comment to provide the public, including user groups, with 
an opportunity to comment on a potential legislative change to amend 
the first filing deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or 
Excusable Nonuse under Sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act from 
between the fifth and sixth years after the registration date, or the 
six-month grace period that follows, to between the third and fourth 
years after the registration date, or the six-month grace period that 
follows (77 FR 49425 (August 16, 2012)).
    The notice invited the public to submit written comments on the 
potential change on or before October 15, 2012. The USPTO is now 
extending the period for submission of public comments until November 
5, 2012.

    Dated: September 13, 2012.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-23117 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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