2012 TMLO requests (USMC)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All trademark license applications submitted to TMLO in calendar year 2012.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hughes CIV Sally

Dear Mr. Smathers -- please find attached our initial response to your request for trademark license applications for CY 2012. Please feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns.

  • 20130919 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (INITIAL RESPONSE) 2013F040922

From: Jason Smathers

Can you please help me understand this fee estimate by providing me with a list or description of the files that you identified that may contain responsive records? Also, will you please give me an idea of how many pages you estimated are in these files?

Thank you very much.

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal.

The FOIA as amended in 2007 now reads:
(viii) An agency shall not assess search fees (or in the case of a requester described under clause (ii)(II), duplication fees) under this subparagraph if the agency fails to comply with any time limit under paragraph (6),
My request was submitted on August 1 , 2013 and your request for fees was dated September 19, 2013.

This fails to meet the 20 business day time limit and the USMC did not request an additional 10 days as allowed by the FOIA in some cases, not did it respond with even 30 days. In fact there was no communication from the USMC between the date of their receiving the request (8/1/13) and the date of a fee request (9/19/13).

For the purposes of this request alone, I agree to be considered an "all other" requester for billing purposes. However, the FOIA does not allow the collection of search fees for "all other" requesters.

For this reason, and any other deemed appropriate by the appeals authority, I appeal the billing for search fees on this request.

From: Marines

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Marines

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Marines

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been accepted.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #USMC-HQ 2013F040922.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #USMC-HQ 2013F040922.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #USMC-HQ 2013F040922.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hughes CIV Sally

I will be out of the office until Tuesday, February 18th, and will not have access to this email. If you need assistance before I return, please call the main number, 703-614-4008. Thank you.

Sally A. Hughes
Head, FOIA/PA Programs
Headquarter, U.S. Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350
Tel: 703-614-3685

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,

Attached please find our response (letter only) in reference to your FOIA request below. The responsive documents will be sent via the AMRDEC website as specified in the letter.

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please clarify whether 2012 TMLO will also be forthcoming.

Thank you.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

I have been trying to send it via the AMRDEC site but our server keeps going down right in the middle of the upload. I will keep trying and if all else fails I will send it via regular mail.
Thanks,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: MuckRock

Thank you for the clarification and for your assistance.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Mr. Smathers,

I tried another four times and I was still not able to upload the documents to AMRDEC. Unfortunately, our network is still not feeling well today.

I have burned the responsive docs onto a CD and put them in the mail. Please let me know when you get it. Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA) (ARSF)

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

From: MuckRock

Thank you for the effort. We'll confirm receipt once the disc arrives.

From: Gonzalez CIV Barbara

Good Day,

I am out of the office. If you require immediate assistance with anything else please call 703-614-4008 and another analyst can assist you in the meantime.

Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA)

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (P - S) (REDACTED) (162 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (T - Z) (REDACTED) (92 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (1 - B) (REDACTED) (156 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (C - E) (REDACTED) (159 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (F - J) (REDACTED) (174 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

  • TMLO APPS 2012 (K - O) (REDACTED) (183 PGS) 2013F040922.pdf

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