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Old 06-23-2014, 10:21 AM   #159
Garcia Bronco
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Originally Posted by TonyR View Post

Executive Branch
-Dept of Commerce
-Office of Patents and Trademarks

The Office of Patents and Trademarks is a sub-department of the Executive Branch. So whether directly or indirectly, this is a decision made by the Executive Branch, which at this time is run by the President, Barak Obama. While I am sure that every decision that is made at the Office of P and TM's does not directly involve the President, this one certainly would and you're fooling yourself if you think he didn't.
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