Notice of Roundtable Related to Fraudulent Solicitations, 29535-29536 [2017-13612]

Download as PDF 29535 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 124 / Thursday, June 29, 2017 / Notices TABLE 9—ESTIMATED NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGE OF STOCK THAT MAY BE EXPOSED TO LEVEL B HARASSMENT Authorized takes Species Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) California stock ............................................................................. California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) U.S. Stock .............................................................. Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) California breeding stock .............................. Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) California stock ............................................................. Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) San Francisco-Russian River Stock ........................... Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Eastern North Pacific stock ................................................ Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) California coastal stock ............................................... 1 All Percentage of total stock (%) 30,968 296,750 179,000 14,050 9,886 20,990 453 20.7 2.34 0.015 0.07 0.09 0.01 6.6 stock abundance estimates presented here are from the 2015 Pacific Stock Assessment Report. Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination There are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act (ESA) No incidental take of ESA-listed marine mammal species is authorized or expected to result from these activities. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under Section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NMFS published an EA in 2016 on WETA’s ferry terminal construction activities. NMFS found that there would be no significant impacts to the human environment and signed a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) on June 28, 2016. Because the activities and analysis are the same as WETA’s 2016 activities, NMFS determined that a new or supplemental EA is not required for WETA’s 2017 activities. Authorization sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 6,414 6,950 26 10 9 2 30 Stock(s) abundance estimate 1 NMFS has issued an IHA to WETA for the potential harassment of small numbers of seven species of marine mammals incidental to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal, South Basin Improvements Project in San Francisco, CA, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting. Dated: June 26, 2017. Catherine Marzin, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–13626 Filed 6–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–T–2017–0027] Notice of Roundtable Related to Fraudulent Solicitations United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public roundtable regarding fraudulent solicitations to trademark owners. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee will host a free public roundtable on fraudulent and misleading solicitations that are directed to trademark holders, to further public awareness of the problem, to provide U.S. Government officials with more information about its scope, and to facilitate a discussion among members of the public about how to address the problem. DATES: The public roundtable will be held on July 26, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). Individuals wishing to speak at the roundtable must complete the on-line registration no later than July 17, 2017 (EDT). Please see ADDRESSES for further instructions. ADDRESSES: The public roundtable will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, and via webcast at the Midwest Regional Office, 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2900, Detroit, Michigan 48207; the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294; the West Coast Regional Office, 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, California 95113; or the Texas Regional Office, 207 South Houston Street, Suite 159, Dallas, Texas 75202. Roundtable Registration: To register to attend the roundtable, please go to the USPTO Web site (https:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ ip-policy/fraudulent-solicitationstrademark-owners). The agenda will be available a week before the meeting at the same URL. Attendees may also register at the door one half-hour prior to the beginning of the meeting. Roundtable Speaker Registration: To register to speak at the roundtable, please go to the USPTO Web site (https://www.uspto.gov/learning-andresources/ip-policy/fraudulentsolicitations-trademark-owners). All members of the public are encouraged to submit written feedback regarding fraudulent solicitations by electronic mail message via the Internet addressed to tmpolicy@uspto.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information regarding registration should be directed to the attention of Hollis Robinson, by telephone at 571–272–9300, or by email at hollis.robinson@uspto.gov. Requests for additional information regarding the topics for discussion at the Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners Roundtable should be directed to Leigh Lowry, by telephone at 571–272–9300, by email at tmpolicy@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Leigh Lowry or Hollis Robinson. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272–8400. Numerous owners of U.S. trademark registrations, as well as applicants for such registrations, have been targeted by unscrupulous parties who extract their names from United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’) databases and offer them services, often trying to create the impression that they are acting on behalf of the USPTO. In many instances, the services are never performed. In other instances, they are performed in an incorrect manner that puts the registration at risk of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 29536 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 124 / Thursday, June 29, 2017 / Notices cancellation. In addition, inflated fees may be charged for the alleged services. The USPTO has taken a number of steps to help raise awareness of these schemes. First, it provides information about the problem together with various official documents that it issues to registrants and applicants for registration. In addition, it maintains a Web page that describes the problem (please see https://www.uspto.gov/ trademarks-getting-started/non-usptosolicitations), provides a list of entities that are known to make fraudulent solicitations, and lists an email address (TMFeedback@uspto.gov) through which parties can send suggested additions to the list. Finally, the USPTO also produced a video that highlights the potential harm posed by nonUSPTO solicitations, which is available at https://www.uspto.gov/trademarksgetting-started/process-overview/ trademark-information-network. The USPTO has worked closely with other Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, to combat the fraudulent solicitations. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice secured five criminal convictions in federal court in California related to one of these scams, including convictions on charges of mail fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and other crimes, all arising out of a scheme that defrauded more than 4,400 trademark owners out of $1.66 million. The USPTO continues to provide its full support to U.S. law enforcement officials working on this matter. To provide U.S. Government officials with more information about the scope of this problem, and to continue to raise public awareness about it, the USPTO encourages parties who have been victimized by these scams, or attorneys whose clients have been victimized by them, to speak at the roundtable. The USPTO has invited the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Small Business Administration to hear about experiences with these scams and offer their insights. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for interested parties to share ideas about how to address the problem. The USPTO has invited various intellectual property law organizations to participate, including the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 Intellectuelle (FICPI–US), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the International Trademark Association (INTA). The USPTO encourages all interested members of the public to attend. Requests To Speak at the Roundtable: Individuals wishing to speak at the roundtable must complete the on-line registration no later than July 17, 2017, and include their name, contact information (telephone number and email address), the organization(s) the person represents, if any, the topics they wish to address, and the approximate length of the presentation. To ensure a balanced array of views, there is the possibility that not all persons who wish to make a presentation will be able to do so given time constraints; however, the USPTO will do its best to try to accommodate as many as possible. Selected speakers will be notified thereafter. Nonetheless, all members of the public are encouraged to submit written feedback regarding fraudulent solicitations by electronic mail message via the Internet addressed to tmpolicy@ uspto.gov. Parties who have been selected to speak may do so either at USPTO main campus in Alexandria, Virginia, or via webcast at one of the following USPTO Regional Offices: the Midwest Regional Office, 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2900, Detroit, Michigan 48207; the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294; the West Coast Regional Office, 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, California 95113; or the Texas Regional Office, 207 South Houston Street, Suite 159, Dallas, Texas 75202. Please check the appropriate location when completing the on-line registration. Public Availability of Transcripts: The transcript of the roundtable will be made available for public inspection upon request at the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, located at 600 Dulany Street, Madison East Building, Tenth Floor, Alexandria, Virginia, and via address: http:// www.uspto.gov. Accessibility for People With Disabilities: The roundtable meeting will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. All major entrances to the USPTO Madison Building (East) at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Hollis Robinson at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300, by email at hollis.robinson@uspto.gov, or by postal PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Hollis Robinson, at least seven (7) business days prior to the roundtable. Dated: June 23, 2017. Joseph Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–13612 Filed 6–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Board of Visitors National Defense University; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Office of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Board of Visitors National Defense University will take place. DATES: Day 1—Open to the public Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Day 2—Open to the public Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Marshall Hall, Building 62, Room 155B, the National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue SW., Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319–5066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Cabrey; Joycelyn Stevens, (703) 283–7604 (Voice), (202) 685–3920 (Facsimile), richard.m.cabrey.civ.@ mail.mil; richard.cabrey@ndu.edu; joycelyn.a.stevens.civ@mail.mil; stevensj7@ndu.edu (Email). Mailing address is National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319– 5066. Web site: http://www.ndu.edu/ About/Board-of-Visitors/. The most upto-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the Board of Visitors National Defense University was unable to provide public notification concerning its meeting on July 11 through 12, 2017, as required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-T-2017-0027]


Notice of Roundtable Related to Fraudulent Solicitations

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public roundtable regarding fraudulent solicitations 
to trademark owners.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') and 
its Trademark Public Advisory Committee will host a free public 
roundtable on fraudulent and misleading solicitations that are directed 
to trademark holders, to further public awareness of the problem, to 
provide U.S. Government officials with more information about its 
scope, and to facilitate a discussion among members of the public about 
how to address the problem.

DATES: The public roundtable will be held on July 26, 2017, from 2 p.m. 
to 4 p.m. (EDT). Individuals wishing to speak at the roundtable must 
complete the on-line registration no later than July 17, 2017 (EDT). 
Please see ADDRESSES for further instructions.

ADDRESSES: The public roundtable will be held at the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, Global Intellectual Property Academy, 
Madison Building (East), Second Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22314, and via webcast at the Midwest Regional Office, 300 
River Place Drive, Suite 2900, Detroit, Michigan 48207; the Rocky 
Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294; 
the West Coast Regional Office, 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, 
California 95113; or the Texas Regional Office, 207 South Houston 
Street, Suite 159, Dallas, Texas 75202.
    Roundtable Registration: To register to attend the roundtable, 
please go to the USPTO Web site (https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/fraudulent-solicitations-trademark-owners). The 
agenda will be available a week before the meeting at the same URL. 
Attendees may also register at the door one half-hour prior to the 
beginning of the meeting.
    Roundtable Speaker Registration: To register to speak at the 
roundtable, please go to the USPTO Web site (https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/fraudulent-solicitations-trademark-owners).
    All members of the public are encouraged to submit written feedback 
regarding fraudulent solicitations by electronic mail message via the 
Internet addressed to tmpolicy@uspto.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
regarding registration should be directed to the attention of Hollis 
Robinson, by telephone at 571-272-9300, or by email at 
hollis.robinson@uspto.gov. Requests for additional information 
regarding the topics for discussion at the Fraudulent Solicitations to 
Trademark Owners Roundtable should be directed to Leigh Lowry, by 
telephone at 571-272-9300, by email at tmpolicy@uspto.gov, or by postal 
mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, ATTN: Leigh Lowry or 
Hollis Robinson. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the 
Chief Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272-8400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Numerous owners of U.S. trademark 
registrations, as well as applicants for such registrations, have been 
targeted by unscrupulous parties who extract their names from United 
States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') databases and offer them 
services, often trying to create the impression that they are acting on 
behalf of the USPTO. In many instances, the services are never 
performed. In other instances, they are performed in an incorrect 
manner that puts the registration at risk of

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cancellation. In addition, inflated fees may be charged for the alleged 
services.
    The USPTO has taken a number of steps to help raise awareness of 
these schemes. First, it provides information about the problem 
together with various official documents that it issues to registrants 
and applicants for registration. In addition, it maintains a Web page 
that describes the problem (please see https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/non-uspto-solicitations), provides a list of 
entities that are known to make fraudulent solicitations, and lists an 
email address (TMFeedback@uspto.gov) through which parties can send 
suggested additions to the list. Finally, the USPTO also produced a 
video that highlights the potential harm posed by non-USPTO 
solicitations, which is available at https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/process-overview/trademark-information-network.
    The USPTO has worked closely with other Federal agencies, including 
the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the 
United States Postal Inspection Service, to combat the fraudulent 
solicitations. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice secured five 
criminal convictions in federal court in California related to one of 
these scams, including convictions on charges of mail fraud, money 
laundering, conspiracy, and other crimes, all arising out of a scheme 
that defrauded more than 4,400 trademark owners out of $1.66 million. 
The USPTO continues to provide its full support to U.S. law enforcement 
officials working on this matter.
    To provide U.S. Government officials with more information about 
the scope of this problem, and to continue to raise public awareness 
about it, the USPTO encourages parties who have been victimized by 
these scams, or attorneys whose clients have been victimized by them, 
to speak at the roundtable. The USPTO has invited the U.S. Department 
of Justice, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Federal Trade Commission, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Small Business 
Administration to hear about experiences with these scams and offer 
their insights.
    The roundtable will provide an opportunity for interested parties 
to share ideas about how to address the problem. The USPTO has invited 
various intellectual property law organizations to participate, 
including the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar 
Association (ABA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the 
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Federation 
Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Intellectuelle (FICPI-US), the 
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the International 
Trademark Association (INTA). The USPTO encourages all interested 
members of the public to attend.
    Requests To Speak at the Roundtable: Individuals wishing to speak 
at the roundtable must complete the on-line registration no later than 
July 17, 2017, and include their name, contact information (telephone 
number and email address), the organization(s) the person represents, 
if any, the topics they wish to address, and the approximate length of 
the presentation. To ensure a balanced array of views, there is the 
possibility that not all persons who wish to make a presentation will 
be able to do so given time constraints; however, the USPTO will do its 
best to try to accommodate as many as possible. Selected speakers will 
be notified thereafter. Nonetheless, all members of the public are 
encouraged to submit written feedback regarding fraudulent 
solicitations by electronic mail message via the Internet addressed to 
tmpolicy@uspto.gov.
    Parties who have been selected to speak may do so either at USPTO 
main campus in Alexandria, Virginia, or via webcast at one of the 
following USPTO Regional Offices: the Midwest Regional Office, 300 
River Place Drive, Suite 2900, Detroit, Michigan 48207; the Rocky 
Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294; 
the West Coast Regional Office, 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, 
California 95113; or the Texas Regional Office, 207 South Houston 
Street, Suite 159, Dallas, Texas 75202. Please check the appropriate 
location when completing the on-line registration.
    Public Availability of Transcripts: The transcript of the 
roundtable will be made available for public inspection upon request at 
the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, located at 600 Dulany 
Street, Madison East Building, Tenth Floor, Alexandria, Virginia, and 
via address: http://www.uspto.gov.
    Accessibility for People With Disabilities: The roundtable meeting 
will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. All major 
entrances to the USPTO Madison Building (East) at 600 Dulany Street, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 are accessible to people with disabilities. 
Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs 
to Hollis Robinson at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, 
by telephone at (571) 272-9300, by email at hollis.robinson@uspto.gov, 
or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, ATTN: 
Hollis Robinson, at least seven (7) business days prior to the 
roundtable.

    Dated: June 23, 2017.
Joseph Matal,
Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-13612 Filed 6-28-17; 8:45 am]
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