WSR 09-20-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed September 28, 2009, 2:14 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Trademark registrations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.77.050, [19.77.]060, [19.77.]090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update references and service classifications and to set copy fees.

Process for Developing New Rule: In a review of federal goods and services classifications, we found that some of ours needed to be updated. We also discovered that while copy fees were in place for other documents filed in our office, no fee was set for trademarks.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public hearings to be noted on web site at www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/Trademarks.aspx; for more information contact D Ann Peters, 801 Capitol Way South, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, phone (360) 725-0346, fax (360) 586-4989, corps@secstate.wa.gov.

September 28, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office