AGOA:

African Growth and Opportunity Act.

BPAI:

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

CAFTA:

Central American Free Trade Agreement.

CAFC:

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

CCPA:

Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

CFR:

Code of Federal Regulations.

Ct. Cl.:

U.S. Court of Claims.

DCDC:

District Court for the District of Columbia.

DO:

Designated Office.

DOE:

U.S. Department of Energy.

EFS:

Electric Filing System.

EIC:

Examiner in Chief.

EP:

European Patent.

EPC:

European Patent Convention.

EPO:

European Patent Organization.

Fed. Cir.:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

FOIA:

Freedom of Information Act.

FR:

Federal Register.

FTAA:

Free Trade Agreement of the Americas.

FWA:

File Wrapper Continuing Application.

GATT:

Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

GPO:

Government Printing Office.

IA:

International Application.

IB:

International Bureau, located in Geneva.

INTA:

International Trademark Owners Association.

INPADOC:

International Patent Documentation Center. Located in Vienna, Austria and is now a part of the EPO.

IP:

Intellectual Property.

IPE:

International Preliminary Examination.

ISA:

International Search Authority.

JPO:

Japan Patent Office.

JPTOS:

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

NAFTA:

North American Free Trade Agreement.

NDA:

Non-Disclosure Agreement.

NIPLECC:

National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council.

NOA:

Notice of Allowance.

WTO:

World Trade Organization.