Thursday, April 17, 2014
 

FOI Request

2/1/11 - now USMC trademark license requests (USMC)

Requested by jasonsmathers on Aug. 26, 2011 for the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of United States of America and fufilled on Feb. 25, 2014

Status: Completed


From Jason Smathers on Aug. 26, 2011:

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 between Feb. 1, 2011 and the date this request is processed. I do not know what TMLO stands for, however, I can assume it stands for TradeMark License Office, as it is the office that receives license requests from the public to use USMC trademarks.

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 U.S. Marines on Sept. 13, 2011:

Acknowledgement Letter
Acknowledgement Letter
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An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
 
From U.S. Marines on Nov. 4, 2011:

Fee Waiver Rejected
Fee Waiver Rejected
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A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.
 
From Jason Smathers to Marines <SMB.HQMC.FOIA@usmc.mil> on Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines <SMB.HQMC.FOIA@usmc.mil> on Jan. 10, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Jason Smathers to Marines <SMB.HQMC.FOIA@usmc.mil> on Feb. 9, 2012:

You confirmed receipt of this request about 5 months ago. Can you please tell me the current status of this request?

Thank you.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines <SMB.HQMC.FOIA@usmc.mil> on May 4, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Malone CIV Mary M" <mary.malone@usmc.mil> to Jason Smathers on May 4, 2012:

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This refers to your Freedom of Information Act requests. About two days ago another analyst and I pulled out all of your requests and discussed
our review of them working out a strategy to provide you responses to them as soon as possible. Beginning next week we will be focusing on working
your requests and providing responses to you. I really do appreciate your patience in all this.

V/r

Mary Malone
FOIA Specialist
HQMC FOIA/PA Office (ARSF)
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon, Rm. 2B289
Mail Stop: Room 2A288
Washington DC 20350-3000
Direct Line: 571-256-8633
Office: 703-614-4008
Fax: 703-614-6287

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable,and it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every
circumstance. Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love. 1Cor13

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines <mary.malone@usmc.mil> on June 4, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Sept. 13, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Oct. 13, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Nov. 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Nov. 12, 2012:

Greetings!

I am currently out of the office. I will return on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. If you have any questions regarding FOIA issues, please call (703) 614-4008.

Thank you.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Dec. 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Dec. 17, 2012:

Mr. Smathers:

We are catching up on our backlog. As you can see, we processed the most
simple ones first. I am rounding up your cases and starting to process them
one at a time. The 201100692 case might possibly be processed in conjunction
with another case where you requested similar information.

V/r

Mary Malone

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Jan. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Feb. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on April 8, 2013:

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Thank you for your inquiry. I anticipate process completion of this request around the
end of April 2013.
V/r,

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on July 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on July 14, 2013:

Top of the Day to you!

I am currently on a sequestration day. I will return on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. If you have any questions regarding FOIA issues, please call (703) 614-4008.

Thank you.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Aug. 13, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Aug. 13, 2013:

Top of the Day to you!

I am on leave from July 29, 2013 until August 13, 2013. Should you require any assistance regarding FOIA issues during that time, please call (703) 614-4008.

Thank you.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Aug. 13, 2013:

Dear Mr. Smathers,

I want to thank you sincerely for your patience regarding this case. I will be working on this one in the near future
to hopefully get this to you soon. I have a few backlog cases that are of great volume (7000+ pages) that I am working
through. Since we process cases first in first out, they are ahead of yours. I will be working on your cases 201100692 and
the energy drinks as soon as I can.

V/R,

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Sept. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Oct. 12, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Oct. 15, 2013:

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This case is being handled by Barbara Gonzales. She is on leave this week. However, it appears she is
working on this case. I will send your email to her, so that she can inform you of the status when she returns.

S,

 
From Malone CIV Mary M to Jason Smathers on Oct. 15, 2013:

 
From MuckRock.com to Marines on Nov. 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQMC-201100692.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Gonzalez CIV Barbara to Jason Smathers on Nov. 14, 2013:

Good Morning Mr. Smathers,

Please be advised that I have all your FOIA cases for processing and am working on them in the order they were received. If one of your requests has a quick response I will try to respond to that one in between the others. Also please send any correspondence to smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil so anyone in the office can all see what comes in.
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 Gonzalez CIV Barbara to Jason Smathers on Dec. 12, 2013:

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Attached please find our interim response letter in reference to your FOIA request below. You will be receiving the responsive documents via the AMRDEC site (please see letter for details). Thanks

Sincerely,

Barbara Gonzalez
Team Lead (FOIA)

Commandant of the Marine Corps (ARSF)
Headquarters US Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon Rm 2B289
Washington DC 20350-3000

FOIA/PA Phone: (703) 614-4008 DSN: 224
Direct Line: (571) 256-8636
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: ANY MISUSE OR UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE MAY RESULT IN CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient (s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by e-mail and destroy any copies of the original message.

We value your comments please take time complete the Management Comment Card via the ICE Tool
http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&service_provider_id=130985&site_id=341&dep=DoD

20131211 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (INTERIM LTR ONLY) 2011F080692
20131211 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (INTERIM LTR ONLY) 2011F080692
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From USMC to Jason Smathers on Dec. 12, 2013:

Direct replies will not be read by a human.

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***DO NOT FORWARD***

Please note, IAW Para 4-5.a(8) and 4-12.c, AR 25-2, it is a violation of SAFE security policy to share/forward Package passwords.

You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

Barbara Gonzalez, barbara.gonzalez@usmc.mil has granted you access to a file(s).

File Description: Interim Response to FOIA request USMC-HQ 2011F080692. TMLO Apps for 2011.

Package ID: 2069483

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=2069483

Until: 12/26/2013

The password is d28$#x#3M43hR2v

NOTE: This password can only be used ONCE.

If you require assistance, please contact SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil and reference Package ID 2069483 and include a copy of this email message in your request.

NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately.

Thank you.

***This message may be forwarded to SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil for technical support purposes.***

Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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From Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC to Jason Smathers on Feb. 25, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

1 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (A - C) (REDACTED) (149 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
1 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (A - C) (REDACTED) (149 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
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2 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (D - I) (REDACTED) (125 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
2 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (D - I) (REDACTED) (125 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
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5 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (S - Z) (REDACTED) (105 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
5 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (S - Z) (REDACTED) (105 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
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3 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (J - L) (REDACTED) (100 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
3 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (J - L) (REDACTED) (100 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
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4 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (M - R) (REDACTED) (160 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
4 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (M - R) (REDACTED) (160 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
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From Gonzalez CIV Barbara to Jason Smathers on Feb. 25, 2014:

Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,

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

20140225 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (FINAL) 2011F080692
20140225 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (FINAL) 2011F080692
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From to Jason Smathers on Feb. 25, 2014:

Direct replies will not be read by a human.

=======================

***DO NOT FORWARD***

Please note, IAW Para 4-5.a(8) and 4-12.c, AR 25-2, it is a violation of SAFE security policy to share/forward Package passwords.

You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

Barbara Gonzalez, barbara.gonzalez@usmc.mil has granted you access to a file(s).

File Description: Final response to FOIA request USMC-HQ 2011F040692 in reference to 2012 TMLO applications.

Package ID: 2311744

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=2311744

Until: 3/11/2014

The password is Xq$32S??X#zt24G

NOTE: This password can only be used ONCE.

If you require assistance, please contact SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil and reference Package ID 2311744 and include a copy of this email message in your request.

NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately.

Thank you.

***This message may be forwarded to SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil for technical support purposes.***

 
From Gonzalez CIV Barbara to Jason Smathers on Feb. 25, 2014:

Correction to previous email.

This responds to the 2011 TMLO apps and not 2012. I apologize for the confusion.

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

 
  • Acknowledgement Letter
  • Fee Waiver Rejected
  • 20131211 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (INTERIM LTR ONLY) 2011F080692
  • Responsive Documents
  • 3 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (J - L) (REDACTED) (100 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
  • 4 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (M - R) (REDACTED) (160 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
  • 1 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (A - C) (REDACTED) (149 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
  • 2 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (D - I) (REDACTED) (125 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
  • 5 - USMC (TMLO APPS 2011) (S - Z) (REDACTED) (105 PGS) 2011F080692.pdf
  • 20140225 - ARSF TO REQUESTER (FINAL) 2011F080692
 
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