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FYI. The comment deadline is June 20.
Co-Director, Agenda for Access
[Federal Register: June 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 108)]
[Notices] [Page 35611-35612]
Taken from the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Request for Comments on Issues Related to Policies and Agenda for the
National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council
AGENCIES: U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, as Co-Chairs, National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement
ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.
SUMMARY: The Members of the National Intellectual Property Law
Enforcement Coordination Council (the Council) seek public comment
on issues associated with the Council's mission. Interested members
of the public are invited to present written comments on any of the
topics outlined in the Supplementary Information section of this
DATES: All comments are due by June 20, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to offer written comments should address
those comments to Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual
Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark
Office, Box 4, Washington, D.C. 20231, marked to the attention of
Elizabeth Shaw. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile
transmission to (703) 305-8885, or by electronic mail through the
Internet to email@example.com. All comments will be
maintained for public inspection in Room 902, Crystal Park II,
2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw by telephone at
(703) 305-9300, by fax at (703) 305-8885, or by mail marked to
her attention and addressed to Under Secretary of Commerce for
Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent
and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, D.C. 20231.
On September 29, 1999, President William J. Clinton signed into law
the Treasury/Postal Appropriations Bill, Public Law No. 106-58, Section
653, which created the ``National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement
Coordination Council'' (the Council). The Council's mission is ``to
coordinate domestic and international intellectual property law
enforcement among federal and foreign entities.'' The Council is
required to ``report annually on its coordination activities'' to the
President and to the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees of the
House and Senate.
The statutorily designated Council Members, listed according to
their order of mention in the statute, are: The Assistant Secretary of
Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks (Co-Chair) (under
Public Law No. 106-113, the head of the United States Patent and
Trademark Office is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual
Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office)
(The Honorable Q. Todd Dickinson); the Assistant Attorney General,
Criminal Division (Co-Chair) (The Honorable James K. Robinson); the
Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural
Affairs (The Honorable Alan P. Larson); the Deputy United States Trade
Representative (Ambassador Richard Fisher); the Commissioner of Customs
(The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly); and the Under Secretary of Commerce
for International Trade (Acting Under Secretary Robert S. LaRussa). In
addition, the statute directs the Council to consult with the Register
of Copyrights (The Honorable Marybeth Peters) on law enforcement
matters relating to copyrights and related matters and rights.
The full Council and their staffs have met on several occasions to
begin shaping the Council's agenda. This Request for Public Comment is
intended to give intellectual property rights owners (and other
interested parties) an opportunity to recommend steps in furtherance of
the Council's mission.
2. Issues for Public Comment
Interested members of the public are invited to present written
comments on issues relevant to the policy-related objectives listed
below. This forum is not intended to serve as an opportunity for the
public to air individual case-related complaints unless they are
relevant to broader law enforcement policy issues.
The Council's Agenda
What, if any, domestic policy-level law enforcement issues should
the Council address?
What, if any, international policy-level law enforcement issues
should the Council address?
In what ways can the Council assist the intellectual property
industries in creating domestic and international environments
conducive to enforcement of intellectual property rights?
In what ways can the Council enhance the enforcement of
intellectual property rights while facilitating legitimate trade?
Are there gaps or impediments in existing law enforcement regimes
that, if remedied, would enable rights-holders to better protect their
intellectual property rights?
In what ways can the intellectual property industries contribute
to or assist the Council in carrying out its mission of coordinating
domestic and international intellectual property law enforcement-
In what ways can the Council assist U.S. Government interaction
with its foreign counterparts on intellectual property law enforcement-
3. Guidelines for Written Comments
Written comments should include the name, affiliation, and title of
the individual providing the written comments; and, if applicable, an
indication of whether the comments offered represent the views of the
respondent's organization or are the respondent's personal views.
Parties offering written comments should also provide their
comments in machine-readable (electronic) format. Such submissions
may be provided via Internet electronic mail or on a 3.5" floppy disk
formatted for use in either a Macintosh or MS-DOS based computer.
Machine-readable (electronic) submissions should be provided as
unformatted text (e.g., ASCII or plain text) or as formatted text in
one of the following formats: Microsoft Word (Macintosh, DOS, or
Windows versions); or WordPerfect (Macintosh, DOS, or Windows
Information that is provided pursuant to this notice will be made
part of a public record and may be made available via the Internet.
Therefore, parties should not submit information that they do not wish
to be publicly disclosed or made electronically accessible. Parties who
rely on confidential information to illustrate a point are requested to
summarize, or otherwise submit the information in a way that will
permit its public disclosure.
Dated: May 31, 2000.
Q. Todd Dickinson,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
John C. Keeney,
Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, United
States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 00-13975 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]
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