[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 121 (Thursday, June 24, 2010)]
[Pages 36062-36063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15307]



 Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2010-0053]

Notice of Enforcement Policy Symposium on Combating 
Counterfeiting in the 21st Century

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of public symposium.


SUMMARY: To focus on the United States Government enforcement policy 
regarding counterfeit goods involving health and safety concerns and 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) efforts at home 
and abroad combating counterfeiting, the USPTO and the National 
Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) are co-
hosting an enforcement policy symposium on combating counterfeiting in 
the 21st century. A three panel program is planned for the symposium 
addressing counterfeiting through regulatory procedures, criminal 
procedures, and training/public awareness. There are a limited number 
of seats allocated for members of the public who wish to attend and 
observe the symposium. Requests to attend the symposium are required 
and must be submitted by electronic mail through the Internet to: 
[email protected]. Requests to attend the symposium should 
indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring 
to attend; (2) the person's contact information (telephone number and 
electronic mail address); and (3) the organization(s) the person 
represents, if any.
    Dates and Times: The symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 
2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline for receipt of requests to 
observe the symposium is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the USPTO, Madison Auditorium, 
Concourse Level, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw, Office of External 
Affairs, by phone 571-272-8494, by facsimile to 571-273-0121, by e-mail 
at [email protected] or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop OIPPE, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22313-1450, ATTN: Elizabeth Shaw.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Enforcement Policy Symposium on 
Combating Counterfeiting in the 21st

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Century will consist of three panel discussions focused on the 
challenges and opportunities presented, changes in the intellectual 
property enforcement landscape, and interagency cooperation. A panel on 
regulatory authority will address enforcement policy involving 
counterfeiting and the regulatory response. A second panel on criminal 
procedure will involve a discussion of enforcement policy involving the 
investigation and prosecution of counterfeit goods involving health and 
safety concerns. A third panel on the United States Government's 
domestic and international training efforts relating to counterfeiting 
and public awareness is the final panel. Government agencies that 
provide enforcement training and public awareness programs will be 
    Should there be time during the symposium, questions from members 
of the public in attendance may be addressed.
    The USPTO plans to make the symposium available via Web cast. Web 
cast information will be available on the USPTO's Internet Web site, 
http://www.uspto.gov, before the symposium.

    Dated: June 18, 2010.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-15307 Filed 6-23-10; 8:45 am]