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1. Regarding pre-grant publication of U.S. national design patent applications, please choose the option below that best fits your position and/or provide an alternate option or additional comments in the space provided at bottom

 Enter Choice #1(A) No pre-grant publication of U.S. design patent applications should occur under any circumstances or no pre-grant publication of U.S. design patent applications should occur unless specifically requested by applicant
 16 (47%) 
 
 Enter Choice #2(B) Pre-grant publication of U.S. design patent applications should occur at 18 months after filing, with no option to defer publication
 (18%) 
 
 Enter Choice #3(C) Pre-grant publication of U.S. design patent applications should occur at 6 months after filing, with no option to defer publication
 (15%) 
 
 Enter Choice #4(D) U.S. design patent applications should publish immediately after filing upon completion of a formalities review, with an option for applicant to request deferred publication
 (9%) 
 
 Enter Choice #5(E) U.S. design patent applications should publish immediately after filing upon completion of a formalities review, with no option for applicant to request deferred publication
 (0%)  
 Enter Choice #6
 (0%)  
 publication at 18 months with request not to publish available at time of filing
 (3%) 
 
 Pre-grant publication should be just like utility patents. 18 months from filing with the option to request "Do not publish" and its corresponding impact.
 (3%) 
 
 Pre-grant publication of U.S. design patent applications should occur at 6 months after filing, with an option for applicant to request deferred publication
 (3%) 
 
 I favor #1(A) deleting "under any circumstances", and inserting "unless the applicatant has filed a Hague Agreement Rgistration Application that is publish ( not deferred). Coordinating with the principle used for utiliity patent applications is better.
 (3%) 
 

Total: 34