DATE: August 9, 2001

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Trademarks for Government Products

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 9, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 154, page 42101

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that the FAR be amended to provide guidance on the use of names, symbols, and logos that describe government products, services, systems, and programs.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted no later than October 9, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405; e-mail to: farcase.1998-018@gsa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Moss, 202-501-4764.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This proposed rule would add FAR Subpart 27.X, Government-Unique Trademarks and Service Marks, and FAR 52.227-XX, Rights in Government-Unique Marks, to establish the process for either the government or a contractor to assert rights in a government-unique mark and to seek trademark or service mark protection.

The proposed rule would amend the FAR to add the following:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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