This document proposes to amend the Customs Regulations to eliminate patent surveys. After careful review, Customs questions the worthiness of continuing the patent survey program given lack of demand for the program, stemming in part from the program's apparent lack of effectiveness within the current statutory scheme, and other changed circumstances.
Agency Contact: George McCray, Branch Chief, Intellectual Property Rights Branch (202) 927-2330.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on May 19, 2003.