Patent and Trademark Office April 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Institution of a Fee To File on Paper a Request for Reconsideration of a Final Office Action in a Trademark Case
Document Number: E8-9216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In response to objections raised, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') withdraws its prior proposal to amend the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to require a request for reconsideration of an examining attorney's final refusal or requirement to be filed through the Trademark Electronic Application System (``TEAS'') within three months of the mailing date of the final action. The USPTO instead proposes to require a fee of $50 for filing a request for reconsideration on paper, whereas no fee would be required for a request for reconsideration filed through TEAS. The proposed fee would cover the USPTO's added costs of processing a request for reconsideration filed on paper, rather than through TEAS. Currently, no fee is required in connection with a request for reconsideration, filed either on paper or through TEAS.
Public Advisory Committees
Document Number: E8-9120
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
On November 29, 1999, the President signed into law the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act (the ``Act''), Pub. L. 106-113, which, among other things, established two Public Advisory Committees to review the policies, goals, performance, budget and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to patents, in the case of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and with respect to trademarks, in the case of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, and to advise the Director on these matters (now codified at 35 U.S.C. 5). The USPTO is requesting nominations for three (3) members to each Public Advisory Committee for terms of three years that begin from date of appointment.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787; Sanvar®
Document Number: E8-8058
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a fourth one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787.
Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks)
Document Number: E8-7980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7171
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application
Document Number: E8-7019
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the extension of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).