A-16-00005 ; F-16-00026
|Submitted||Oct. 29, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Correspondence within the last six years: messages exchanged between employees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and email addresses of the employees of the "Big 6" agricultural corporations: BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto, and Syngenta. I request copies of these correspondences, but only in those cases in which an email thread includes references to one or more of the following: "Trans-Pacific Partnership", "TPP", "copyright", "trademark", "patent", "plants", "seeds", "farmers", "crop rotation", or "intellectual property". I also request any internal Patent and Trademark Office records that pertain to any of these three countries in connection with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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.
I am looking for correspondence that contains "TPP" or "Trans-Pacific Partnership" AND one or more of the eight other terms. The reference to countries was a typo. Any @monsanto.com, @basf.com, @dupont.com, @bayer.com, @dow.com, or @syngenta.com email addresses would qualify for this request. Thank you for helping me to clarify and refine the search terms.
This specific request was assigned tracking number F-16-00026. For future communications regarding this request please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
This specific request was assigned tracking number F-16-00026. For future communications regarding this request please use email@example.com
I would like to appeal my classification as a noncommercial requester. I am an employee of Muckrock (https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/dec/01/cesar-chavez-fbi-file/) requesting with the intention of publishing unique journalistic works regarding the requested documents.
A letter stating that the request appeal has been succesful.
Mr. Lukas Knight,
The Agency's response to Freedom of Information Act Appeal A-16-00005 (Appeal of Request No. F-16-00026) is attached. This response was also sent via certified mail.
Office of General Law
Office of the General Counsel
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Dear Mr. Knight,
Please find attached correspondence related to the above referenced FOIA request.
Dear Mr. Knight,
Please find attached correspondence concerning the above referenced FOIA request.
USPTO FOIA Office