Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Correction, 32640 [2021-13145]

Download as PDF 32640 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations your search to documents published by the Department. Suzanne B. Goldberg, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. [FR Doc. 2021–13058 Filed 6–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE a. Revising the definitions of ‘‘Conviction or convicted’’ and ‘‘Practitioner;’’ ■ b. Removing the entry for ‘‘Roster’’ and adding, in alphabetical order, an entry for ‘‘Roster or register;’’ and ■ c. Revising the definitions for ‘‘Serious crime’’ and ‘‘State.’’ The revisions and addition read as follows: ■ Andrew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent and Trademark Office 37 CFR Part 11 [Docket No.: PTO–C–2013–0042] [FR Doc. 2021–13145 Filed 6–21–21; 8:45 am] RIN 0651–AC91 BILLING CODE 3510–16–P Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Correction United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. Copyright Office The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is correcting an earlier final rule, ‘‘Changes to the Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office,’’ that appeared in the Federal Register on May 26, 2021 and which takes effect on June 25, 2021. This document corrects a minor error. No other changes are being made to the underlying final rule. DATES: This rule is effective June 25, 2021. [Docket No. 2021–3] AGENCY: 37 CFR Parts 201, 202, 203, 210, and 370 SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS William R. Covey, Deputy General Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline and Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline, at 571–272–4097. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document corrects an error pertaining to revisions to definitions made in the final rule. Specifically, the Office intended to change the listed definition of ‘‘Roster’’ to ‘‘Roster or register.’’ The Code of Federal Regulations editors informed the Office that the original Federal Register instruction to ‘‘revise’’ the definition was incorrect. Rather, the correct instruction should be to ‘‘remove and add’’ the intended definition. This document corrects that instruction. In FR Doc. 2021–10528, appearing on page 28442 in the Federal Register of Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the following correction is made: § 11.1 [Corrected] On page 28452, in the first column, in part 11, correct amendatory instruction 4 to read as follows: ■ 4. Amend § 11.1 by: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Jun 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Technical Amendments Regarding the Copyright Office’s Organizational Structure U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule makes technical changes to the U.S. Copyright Office’s regulations pertaining to its organizational structure in light of the agency’s recent reorganization. It reflects recent structural changes, updates certain of the Office’s division names, and adds a new section for the Copyright Claims Board established by the Copyright Alternative in SmallClaims Enforcement Act of 2020. DATES: Effective July 22, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at regans@copyright.gov, Kevin R. Amer, Deputy General Counsel, by email at kamer@copyright.gov, or Joanna R. Blatchly, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jblatchly@copyright.gov or by telephone at (202) 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Office is publishing this final rule pursuant to its May 2021 reorganization. This effort is intended to accomplish two goals: (1) Rename divisions and realign certain reporting structures to improve the Office’s effectiveness and efficiency; and (2) reflect the agency structure for the new copyright small-claims tribunal established by the Copyright Alternative SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 in Small-Claims Enforcement (‘‘CASE’’) Act of 2020.1 The Register has determined that these changes will optimize business processes and aid in the administration of her functions and duties as Director of the Copyright Office.2 Operational reorganization. The reorganization reduces the number of direct reports to the Register of Copyrights and is expected to create administrative and cost efficiencies by consolidating operational organizations currently headed by senior-level positions. The reorganization brings the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (renamed the Financial Management Division) and the Copyright Modernization Office (renamed the Product Management Division) under the supervision of the Chief of Operations (renamed the Assistant Register and Director of Operations (‘‘ARDO’’)). Realigning these divisions under the ARDO consolidates operational support elements under one senior manager, in line with operational structures across the Library of Congress. This consolidation is expected to facilitate Office coordination with centralized Library services, and with similar functional elements of other service units. It is also expected to allow the Office to increase the effectiveness of communications across areas of operational responsibility, in alignment with strategic objectives. The reorganization renames certain organizational elements and senior positions for purposes of greater clarity and consistency. The Office of Public Records and Repositories is renamed the Office of Copyright Records. As noted above, the Office of the Chief of Operations is renamed the Office of the Director of Operations. The following subordinate offices are also renamed: The Copyright Acquisitions Division (‘‘CAD’’) is renamed Acquisitions and Deposits (‘‘A&D’’); the Administrative Services Office (‘‘ASO’’) is renamed the Administrative Services Division (‘‘ASD’’); and the Receipt Analysis and Control Division (‘‘RAC’’) is renamed the Materials Control and Analysis Division (‘‘MCA’’). The Copyright Modernization Office (‘‘CMO’’) is renamed the Product Management Division (‘‘PMD’’). Further, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (‘‘CFO’’) is renamed the Financial Management Division (‘‘FMD’’) and work units under this division are also renamed, including by 1 Public Law 116–260, sec. 212, 134 Stat. 1182, 2176 (2020). 2 See 17 U.S.C. 701(a). E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 22, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 32640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13145]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

37 CFR Part 11

[Docket No.: PTO-C-2013-0042]
RIN 0651-AC91


Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office; Correction

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or 
Office) is correcting an earlier final rule, ``Changes to the 
Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office,'' that appeared in the Federal Register on May 26, 2021 and 
which takes effect on June 25, 2021. This document corrects a minor 
error. No other changes are being made to the underlying final rule.

DATES: This rule is effective June 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Covey, Deputy General 
Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline and Director of the Office of 
Enrollment and Discipline, at 571-272-4097.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document corrects an error pertaining 
to revisions to definitions made in the final rule. Specifically, the 
Office intended to change the listed definition of ``Roster'' to 
``Roster or register.'' The Code of Federal Regulations editors 
informed the Office that the original Federal Register instruction to 
``revise'' the definition was incorrect. Rather, the correct 
instruction should be to ``remove and add'' the intended definition. 
This document corrects that instruction.
    In FR Doc. 2021-10528, appearing on page 28442 in the Federal 
Register of Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the following correction is made:


Sec.  11.1   [Corrected]

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On page 28452, in the first column, in part 11, correct amendatory 
instruction 4 to read as follows:
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4. Amend Sec.  11.1 by:
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a. Revising the definitions of ``Conviction or convicted'' and 
``Practitioner;''
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b. Removing the entry for ``Roster'' and adding, in alphabetical order, 
an entry for ``Roster or register;'' and
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c. Revising the definitions for ``Serious crime'' and ``State.''
    The revisions and addition read as follows:

Andrew Hirshfeld,
Commissioner for Patents, 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. 2021-13145 Filed 6-21-21; 8:45 am]
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